Guianan Toucanet

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Common Name: Guianan Toucanet
Scientific Name: Selenidera culik

Size: 12-14 inches (30-35cm)

Habitat: South America. Found in north-western Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela in tropical humid lowland forests.

Status: Least Concern. Global Population: Unknown.

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

Breeding: Sexes alike but female has gray breast as opposed to the male's black breast. 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: Guianan Toucanets live in small flocks in the tree tops where they eat fruits. Flock size is no more than ten individuals. Toucanets are most commonly seen as a pair. They make a rattling sound and a yelling call.

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