French: Toucanet à gorge blanche German: Weißkehlarassari Spanish: Tucanete gorjiblanco
Other common names:
White-throated Toucanet (albivitta)
Subspecies and Distribution
A. a. lautus
(Bangs, 1898) – Santa Marta Toucanet – NE Colombia (Santa Marta Mts).
A. a. albivitta
(Boissonneau, 1840) – White-throated Toucanet – W Venezuelan Andes S to Colombia (E slope of C Andes, E Andes) and E Andean slopes of Ecuador.
A. a. griseigularis
Chapman, 1915 – N part of W Andes and W slope of C Andes of Colombia.
A. a. phaeolaemus
Gould, 1874 – Grey-throated Toucanet – W slope of W Andes in W Colombia, N of Patia Canyon (Nariño–Cauca).
30–38 cm; male 160–230 g, female 170–205 g. Green toucanet with black and yellow bill, in some races with some chestnut colour at base of mandible; basal line of bill large,... read more
Song is a guttural, grinding “gra-val, gra-val, gra-val...” or “roouk, roouk, roouk...”, possibly... read more
Humid and wet forest, borders and secondary woodland, or occasionally in semi-open areas or tree-... read more
Food and feeding
Diet and foraging behaviour presumably very similar to A. prasinus and A. caeruleogularis; has occasionally been observed... read more
General ecology presumably very similar to A. prasinus and A. caeruleogularis. Only specific published breeding data are... read more
None known, although single record from higher altitude in Colombia might reflect wandering or... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Considered to be common in both Colombia and Venezuela, and is known from several protected areas, e.g. in Colombia from Finca Merenberg, Cueva de... read more
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