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The crimson-rumped toucanet (Aulacorhynchus haematopygus) is a species of bird in the Ramphastidae family. It is found in humid Andean forests in Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela. Its plumage is overall green (often faintly tinged blue), except for a maroon-red rump and tail-tip. The bill is black and maroon with a white band at the base. It is about 35 cm (14 in) long and weighs from 141–232 grams (5–8.2 oz.).
Taxonomy and systematics
The crimson-rumped toucanet was originally described in the genus Pteroglossus. Alternate names include chestnut-billed emerald-toucanet, crimson-rumped aracari and red-rumped green-toucanet
- A. h. haematopygus - (Gould, 1835): Found in Colombia and western Venezuela
- A. h. sexnotatus - Gould, 1868: Originally described as a separate species. Found in south-western Colombia and western Ecuador
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