Family Toucans (Ramphastidae)


Yellow-browed Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus huallagae)


French: Toucanet à sourcils jaunes German: Gelbbrauenarassari Spanish: Tucanete del Huallaga

Aulacorhynchus huallagae


, 1933,

Utcubamba, La Libertad, Peru


Believed closely related to A. haematopygus and A. coeruleicinctis, perhaps closer to latter. Recent molecular study indicates that present species is sister to A. coeruleicinctis#R. Monotypic.


Locally in N Peru (San Martín and La Libertad).

Descriptive notes

38–44 cm; 250–278 g. Green toucanet with red rump, and black-based, ivory-tipped bill, base line of which is white, broader on mandible. Yellow super­ciliary... read more


Variable, usually growling, frog-like “gggrrowk” notes, varying in length, c. 1·... read more


Canopy of montane wet cloudforest (6–15 m tall) with mosses, epiphytes and many Clusia... read more

Food and feeding

Fruits and their seeds, some melostome fruits; probably also some insects and other animals, but to date only fruit recorded in stomach... read more


Season includes Oct, probably early Oct, based on adult female in breeding condition and male with brood patch collected in this month.... read more


Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in North-east Peruvian Cordilleras EBA. Previously considered Near Threatened. Overall population estimated at 600–1500... read more

Recommended citation

Short, L.L. & Kirwan, G.M. (2020). Yellow-browed Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus huallagae). 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 23 February 2020).