French: Toucanet de Whitely German: Tepuiarassari Spanish: Tucanete de tepuy
Other common names:
Salvin and Godman
Merume Mountains, Guyana
Subspecies and Distribution
A. w. duidae
Chapman, 1929 – mountains of S Venezuela (in Amazonas and W Bolívar) and adjacent N Brazil.
A. w. whitelianus
Salvin & Godman, 1882 – mountains of S Venezuela (SE Bolívar) and NW Guyana.
A. w. osgoodi
Blake, 1941 – S Guyana (Acary Mts) and Suriname (Wilhelmina Mts and Tafelberg).
33–41 cm; 117–160 g. Green toucanet (no other Aulacorynchus shares the same range) with grooves on maxilla alone, bill tip especially hooked, base line of bill... read more
Song a low grunting “grank, graank, graank...”, given at the rate of slightly more than one note... read more
Subtropical moist montane cloudforest on tepuis in Venezuela, and hilly tropical forest in Guyana... read more
Food and feeding
Virtually unknown, though presumably similar to A. derbianus; regularly visits fruiting melastomes and also observed at fruiting... read more
Data from specimens suggest breeding in Feb–Jul. No other information; nest and eggs unknown, even territoriality not firmly... read more
Local or seasonal elevational movements are suspected, but undocumented, on Sierra de Lema (SE... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Little known. Still common in some Venezuelan localities. Occurs in Imataca Forest Reserve and El Dorado, Venezuela. Information urgently needed on... read more
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