Introducing the Saffron Toucanet, a bird that boasts a stunning yellow feather coat and a distinctively elongated beak with a fascinating two-tone design. The top half of its beak is a mesmerizing shade of red, while the bottom half shines with a vibrant yellow-green color.
When it comes to adolescent toucanets, their color palette usually consists of shades of green and grey. Additionally, their eyes tend to be a warm brown, while their beaks are speckled with various colors.
Saffron toucanets can be found living in the Atlantic Forest. They are part of the viridis group, which split off from other Pteroglossus groups some three million years ago. Their presence in this area is believed to be due to their separation from the Brazilian savanna biome, brought about by ancient geological events. To survive, these toucanets are highly dependent on forested environments. Studies have shown that they are especially susceptible to the effects of forest fragmentation, which puts them at risk when their habitat changes.
Observe the daily routine of this feathered creature: