Southern Emerald-Toucanet Aulacorhynchus albivitta

  • Order: Piciformes
  • Family: Ramphastidae
  • Polytypic: 7 subspecies
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg, A. M. Contreras-González, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, and Kolten Powell



The behavior of Southern Emerald-Toucanet is not described in much detail, but presumably is very similar to that of Northern Emerald-Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus). Primarily forages in the midstory and canopy, although occasionally descends to the ground. Takes food with reaches and gleans, from a perch.


There is no information on territoriality or home range size for Southern Emerald-Toucanet.

Sexual Behavior

Little information; presumably Southern Emerald-Toucanet is at least socially monogamous.

Social and interspecific behavior

Southern Emerald-Toucanet is gregarious, and frequently is encountered in small groups.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S., A. M. Contreras-González, C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, C. A. Soberanes-González, M. d. C. Arizmendi, and K. Powell (2017). Southern Emerald-Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus albivitta), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.