Chestnut tipped Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus derbianus)

Chestnut-tipped Toucanet

[order] Piciformes | [family] Ramphastidae | [latin] Aulacorhynchus derbianus | [UK] Chestnut-tipped Toucanet | [FR] Toucanet de Derby | [DE] Derbyarassari | [ES] Tucanete de Derby | [IT] Tucanetto derbiano | [NL] Derby-arassari


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Aulacorhynchus derbianus SA n Amazonia, s Colombia to c Bolivia,
Aulacorhynchus derbianus derbianus se Peru and ne Bolivia
Aulacorhynchus derbianus duidae Mt Duida (s Venezuela)
Aulacorhynchus derbianus nigrirostris se Colombia, e Ecuador and ne Peru
Aulacorhynchus derbianus osgoodi s Guyana
Aulacorhynchus derbianus whitelianus Roraima and nearby tepuis (s Venezuela and nw Guyana)

Physical charateristics

Almost entirely grass-green with a blue tinge above and behind the eyes and side of chest. Chin and throat greyish white. Bill mainly black with some drak red and white line markings. Sexes are alike. Legs black.

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Distribution includes Colombia, Venezuela, the Guayanas, Brazil and north of Bolivia


Subtropical humid montane cloudforest, tropical high level forest and forest slopes. In Suriname hilly slopes of the interior.


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Feeding habits

Feeds mostly in canopy, often in pairs. Diet consists of fruit and seeds. Also insects incuding ants and grasshoppes are eaten. Little known.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 390,000 km2. The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population size criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., less than 10,000 mature individuals in conjunction with appropriate decline rates and subpopulation qualifiers), even though the species is described as ‘uncommon’ in at least parts of its range (Stotz et al. 1996). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Chestnut-tipped Toucanet status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Chestnut-tipped Toucanet range map


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