Golden-collared toucanet

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Golden-collared toucanet
Golden-collared Toucanet.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Ramphastidae
Genus: Selenidera
Species: S. reinwardtii
Binomial name
Selenidera reinwardtii
(Wagler, 1827)
Subspecies

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Synonyms
  • Pteroglossus Reinwardtii

The golden-collared toucanet (Selenidera reinwardtii) is a species of bird in the Ramphastidae family. It is found in the western Amazon rainforest in South America.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The golden-collared toucanet was originally described in the genus Pteroglossus. Alternate names include gold-collared toucanet and Reinwardt's toucanet.

Subspecies[edit]

Two subspecies are recognized:[2]

  • Red-billed toucanet (S. r. reinwardtii) - (Wagler, 1827): Found in southern Colombia, eastern Ecuador and north-eastern Peru
  • Langsdorff's toucanet (S. r. langsdorffii) - (Wagler, 1827): Also named Green-billed toucanet. Originally described as a separate species in the genus Pteroglossus and considered by some authorities to be a separate species in the genus Selenidera. Found in eastern Peru, western Brazil and northern Bolivia

Description[edit]

The nominate subspecies has a broadly black-tipped maroon-red bill, while S. r. langsdorffii has a broadly black-tipped bluish-grey bill. The plumage of both subspecies is very similar to that of the related spot-billed, tawny-tufted and Gould's toucanets. It is 30.5–35 cm (12–14 in) long and weighs from 129 to 200 grams (4.5-7.1 oz.)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Selenidera reinwardtii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "IOC World Bird List 6.4". IOC World Bird List Datasets. doi:10.14344/ioc.ml.6.4. 
  3. ^ Short, Lester; Horne, Jennifer (2001). Toucans, Barbets and Honeyguides. Bird Families of the World. 8. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-854666-1.