Citron-throated toucan

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Citron-throated toucan
Ramphastos vitellinus citreolaemus.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Ramphastidae
Genus: Ramphastos
R. citreolaemus
Binomial name
Ramphastos citreolaemus
Gould, 1844
  • Ramphastos aurantiirostris citreolaemus
  • Ramphastos citrolaemus
  • Ramphastos vitellinus citreolaemus

The citron-throated toucan (Ramphastos citreolaemus) is a species of bird in the family Ramphastidae found in northern Colombia and north-western Venezuela.[2] It is around 48cm long and has black upper parts with yellow rump, throat, and breast pale lemon-yellow.[3]

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The citron-throated toucan was formerly classified as a subspecies of the channel-billed toucan and some authorities still recognize it as such.[4] Also, some authorities have considered the citron-throated toucan to be a subspecies of the white-throated toucan.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Ramphastos citreolaemus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T62220237A95192753. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T62220237A95192753.en.
  2. ^ "Jacamars, puffbirds, toucans, barbets & honeyguides « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2016-11-07.
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  4. ^ "Ramphastos citreolaemus - Avibase". Retrieved 2016-11-07.