Family Toucans (Ramphastidae)

Least Concern

Crimson-rumped Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus haematopygus)


French: Toucanet à croupion rouge German: Blutbürzelarassari Spanish: Tucanete culirrojo

Pteroglossus hæmatopygus


, 1835,

no locality = Concordia, Antioquia, Colombia


Believed closely related to A. huallagae and A. coeruleicinctis. Recent molecular study indicates that this species is sister to those two and also to the A. sulcatusA. derbianus pair#R. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • A. h. haematopygus (Gould, 1835) – Andean slopes from W Venezuela (Perijá Mts) and N & C Colombia S to SW Colombia; possibly also E slope in N Ecuador.
  • A. h. sexnotatus Gould, 1868 – extreme SW Colombia (W slope in Nariño) and S in W Ecuador (to Loja).
  • Descriptive notes

    40–45 cm; 200–232 g (haematopygus), 141–200 g (sexnotatus). Green toucanet with red rump, rather block-like brown-red and black bill... read more


    Series of variable, gruff, barking notes, “daakk” to “gggruk”, to 2 minutes... read more


    Lowland premontane to montane evergreen forest and second growth, edges, dense thickets nearby,... read more

    Food and feeding

    Mainly fruits, such as those of Cecropia and lauraceous plants, palm nuts; probably also some insects and bird eggs; captives... read more


    Jan–May, as early as Nov in Ecuador and S Colombia. Much singing, calling, chasing until pair established at start of breeding; both... read more


    None known.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Common in Colombia, where occurs in La Planada Nature Reserve and Río Ñambí Natural Reserve. Fairly common in Ecuador, where... read more

    Recommended citation

    Short, L.L. & Bonan, A. (2020). Crimson-rumped Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus haematopygus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 16 February 2020).