Spot-billed Toucanet

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Common Name: Spot-billed Toucanet
Scientific Name: Selenidera maculirostris

Size: 14 inches (35 cm)

Habitat: South America. It is found in the Atlantic Forest of south-eastern Brazil - specifically in southern Bahia and eastern Minas Gerais south to ParanĂ¡ and Santa Catarina; and possibly Rio Grande do Sul). They are also native to adjacent eastern Paraguay and the northeastern Argentinian province of Misiones. It inhabits forest, gallery forest and palm groves.

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 of the palms and of Cecropia, but also insects and small vertebrates such as frogs and lizards. They are usually seen in pairs, hopping around in dense vegetation as they search for food.

Nesting: Males have a black crown, throat and belly with an elongated yellow-brown markings behind the eye. Females are chestnut in color and lack the behind the eye marking.

Cool Facts: Except for the bill-pattern, it resembles the Gould's Toucanet, and the two have been considered conspecific in the past.


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