Aulacorhynchus prasinus prasinus
English : Emerald toucanet
French : Toucanet émeraude
Class : Aves
Order : Piciformes
Family : Ramphastidae
Notes : 3 other subspecies known
Adults can reach 37 cm in length for a weight of 239 g. Bill thinner than other toucans and fairly long. Plumage green with golden tinge on crown, neck and back. White throat. Black and yellow bill with small red area on top.
Range and habitat
This species occurs in South America, from eastern and south-eastern Mexico to Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Lives in montane and submontane wet forests and cloud forests.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species remains locally fairly common but some isolated populations are now endangered because of deforestation.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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