Saffron Toucanet Gallery

The fantastically unique Saffron Toucanet, or Pteroglossus bailloni, is one of those Atlantic Forest birds that you dream about seeing before coming to Brazil for the first time.  No other toucan is predominantly yellow in color, nor do many possess such a proportionally long tail.  Originally placed in its own monotypic genus, the Saffron Toucanet has now been grouped together with the araçaris, which makes a lot of sense once you've seen a family group dive into a tray full of fruit at Hotel do Ype in Itatiaia National Park (I've seen similar behavior from the Pale-Mandibled Araçari at Buenaventura Reserve in Ecuador).




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