Family Toucans (Ramphastidae)

Least Concern

Green-billed Toucanet (Selenidera langsdorffii)


French: Toucanet de Langsdorff German: Langsdorffarassari Spanish: Tucanete de Langsdorff

Pteroglossus Langsdorffii


, 1827,

Tefé, Rio Solimões, Brazil


Usually treated as conspecific with S. reinwardtii, but accorded species status here on account of pale green (vs red) on mandibles, with much more black on upper mandible (4); green (vs bluish-green) facial skin (2); and narrow hybrid zone in N Peru (upper R Ucayali and R Huallaga) (2). Monotypic.


NC & E Peru (S of R Marañón) and W Brazil (E, S of R Solimões, to R Purus and probably upper R Madeira) S to NW Bolivia (W of R Beni).

Descriptive notes

33–35 cm; 134–200 g. Strongly sexually dimorphic, with differences evident at very young age; male glossy black below with large yellow auricular tufts, whereas female is... read more


No known differences between this species and S. reinwardtii.


Lowland and lower hill and mountain-slope forest, also floodplain-forest and occasionally v... read more

Food and feeding

No known differences from S. reinwardtii.


Season Jun–Dec in Peru, Bolivia and W Brazil. No known differences in breeding ecology from S. reinwardtii, but neither species is... read more


Probably sedentary, and territorial throughout year.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Reported to be fairly common locally in Peru, but recorded density of only c. 1 pair/100 ha of forest, of which c. 35% is utilized.... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2020). Green-billed Toucanet (Selenidera langsdorffii). 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 26 February 2020).