Golden-collared Toucanet

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Common Name: Golden-collared Toucanet
Scientific Name: Selenidera reinwardtii

Size: 12-14 inches (30.5-35cm)

Habitat: South America. It is found in the western Amazon in rainforests and forest edges.

Status: Least Concern. Global Population: Unknown amount, but numbers appears to be decreasing. Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion.

Diet: Primarily fruits but also insects and small vertebrates such as frogs and lizards.

Breeding: Males have a black crown, throat and belly with an elongated yellow-orange marking behind the eye. Females are chestnut in color and lack the behind the eye marking. Mating season spans from March-June. Nests are generally renovated natural cavities and abandoned woodpecker nests. 2-4 white eggs are laid. Parents share in incubation tasks which lasts about 16 days. Chicks are fed fruits and insects and fledging occurs around day 40.

Cool Facts: There are two sub-species which have very different bill coloring. The Green-billed Toucanet (Selenidera reinwardtii langsdorffi) looks similar to the nominate subspecies except it has a black bill with the base being a green-grey color.


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