Yellow-eared toucanet

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Yellow-eared toucanet
Yellow-eared Toucanet.jpg
Female
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Ramphastidae
Genus: Selenidera
Species: S. spectabilis
Binomial name
Selenidera spectabilis
Cassin, 1858
Synonyms
  • Selenidera spectabalis

The yellow-eared toucanet (Selenidera spectabilis) is a species of bird in the family Ramphastidae found in humid forests of Central America and the Chocó. Cassin's aracari is an alternate name for the yellow-eared toucanet. A somewhat aberrant member of the genus Selenidera, it is relatively large (total length approximately 38 cm [15 in]) and the plumage of the sexes only differ in that the male has a yellow auricular streak, while the female has a brown crown. It weighs 175-245 grams (6.2-8.7 oz.)[2]

References[edit]

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