Yellow-browed Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus huallagae)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Digitally re-touched bird

Identification & Behavior: ~41 cm (16 in). The Yellow-browed Toucanet is all green, with pale throat, chestnut tip of the tail, and thin yellow eyebrow.  The lower rump is red, the undertail coverts are yellow. It shows a white stripe on the base of the bluish-gray bill. It has a blue breast band. It is similar to Blue-banded Toucanet but is distinguished by the white base of the bill yellow undertail coverts, red rump, and thin yellow eyebrow. Also similar to Chestnut-tipped Toucanet, but it is distinguished by bluish-gray bill, yellow undertail coverts, red rump, and bluish band across the breast.

Status: Endemic. The Yellow-browed Toucanet is rare in a small region of north central Peru, where it is known to range between 2000 – 2600 m.

Name in Spanish: Tucancillo de Ceja Amarilla.

Sub-species: Yellow-browed Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus huallagae), Carriker 1933.

Meaning of Name: Aulacorhynchus: Gr. Aulax=scratch, groove and rhunkhos=tip. huallagae: referring to, or coming from the Huallaga Region of Peru.

See more of the Family Ramphastidae   peru aves

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.