Toucans (Ramphastidae)

Crimson-rumped Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus haematopygus) - HBW 7, p. 252

French: Toucanet à croupion rouge German: Blutbürzelarassari Spanish: Tucanete Culirrojo

Taxonomy: Pteroglossus hæmatopygus Gould, 1835, no locality = Concordia, Antioquia, Colombia.
Forms a superspecies with A. huallagae and A. coeruleicinctis. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • haematopygus (Gould, 1835) - Andean slopes from W Venezuela (Perijá Mts) and N & C Colombia S to SW Colombia; possibly also E slope in N Ecuador.
  • sexnotatus (Gould, 1868) - extreme SW Colombia and S in W Ecuador.