Crimson-rumped toucanet

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Crimson-rumped toucanet
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Coming for bananas in the West Andes of Colombia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Ramphastidae
Genus: Aulacorhynchus
A. haematopygus
Binomial name
Aulacorhynchus haematopygus
(Gould, 1835)

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  • Pteroglossus haematopygus

The crimson-rumped toucanet (Aulacorhynchus haematopygus) is a species of bird in the family Ramphastidae. 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[edit]

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


Two subspecies are recognized:[2]

  • 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



  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Aulacorhynchus haematopygus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "IOC World Bird List 6.4". IOC World Bird List Datasets. doi:10.14344/