Family Toucans (Ramphastidae)

Least Concern

Wagler's Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus wagleri)


French: Toucanet de Wagler German: Waglerarassari Spanish: Tucanete de Wagler

Pteroglossus wagleri

J. H. C. F. Sturm and J. W. Sturm#R

, 1841,

no locality = Mexico


Until recently, generally considered one of 14 subspecies included in the broad species A. prasinus, but differs from all other taxa in its orange-pink vs white jaw-band (3); whitish forehead shading to yellow-green crown vs dusky-brown shading to brownish-green crown (3); black base of otherwise yellow upper mandible vs yellow continuous to base or black also along cutting edge (2); paler, bluish-tinged underparts (ns[1]). Monotypic.


SW Mexico (Sierra Madre del Sur in Guerrero and SW Oaxaca).

Descriptive notes

32–37 cm; male 158–202 g, female 159–189 g. Green toucanet with black-and-yellow bill; tail tipped chestnut, undertail-coverts chestnut. Differs from A. prasinus,... read more


Not specifically described, but similar to A. prasinus, an often prolonged series of... read more


Wet montane and submontane deciduous forest, cloudforest, edges, and well-developed ­secondary... read more

Food and feeding

Diet undescribed, but presumably similar to that of A. prasinus.


Few data specific to the present species, but ecology presumably generally similar to A. prasinus. In Oaxaca, active nest in May... read more


None known, although young birds may move downslope in post-breeding season.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Considered very common in Oaxaca and fairly common to common in Guerrero, although the species’ overall range is apparently small (estimated at 48,... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2020). Wagler's Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus wagleri). 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).