Golden-collared Toucanet (Selenidera reinwardtii)

Order: Piciformes | Family: Ramphastidae  | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Madre de Dios, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Madre de Dios, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonian Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Amazonian Ecuador

Identification & Behavior: ~31 cm (12.2 in). The male Golden-Collared Toucanet has black head and underparts. The upperpart are olive-green with a golden collar. The female has a chestnut head and underparts. Both sexes have yellow tufts on the cheeks, which are more prominent in males. Also, both sexes have yellow-orange flanks and vent area with red undertail coverts and chestnut tail tip. The bill can be green and black (longsdofii) or red and black (reinwardtii). The color structure of this toucanet is unique and is not similar to any other toucanet.

Status: The Golden-collared Toucanet is uncommon in the forest canopy of Amazonia. It is known to range up to 1000 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Tucancillo de Collar Dorado.

Sub-species: Golden-collared Toucanet (Selenidera reinwardtii reinwardtii), Wagler 1827. EC & SE Colombia S to E Ecuador and CN & NE Peru.
(S. r. langsdorffii), Wagler 1827. NC & E Peru, and W Brazil S to NW Bolivia.

Meaning of Name: Selenidera:  Gr. Selënë= moon and dera=cuello. reinwardtii= in honor of the German naturalist and collector, Prof. Caspar Georg Carl Reinwardt (1773-1854).

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Distribution Map
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    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 01/01/2015.