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Toucanet, Groove-billed
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Aulacorhynchus sulcatus
Colombia, Global, South America, Venezuela Read more
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The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'fairly common' (Stotz et al. (1996). ...
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It has a total length ca. 35 centimetres (14 in) and it weighs 150–200 grams (5.3–7.1 oz).[ 2] It is, as other members of the genus Aulacorhynchus, mainly green. The throat is white (or pale bluish in the subspecies A. s. erythrognathus) and the ocular skin is blue. The bill is black with maroon markings, but the maroon is replaced by yellow in A. s. calorhynchus. This distinctive subspecies, which is found in the western part of the species' range, is sometimes considered a separate species, the Yellow-billed Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus calorhynchus, Gould, 1874), but it is vocally similar to the other subspecies and hybrids are known from the region where it comes into contact with A. s. sulcatus. Genetic evidence suggests they should remain as subspecies of a single species. ...
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