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Araçari-poca (Spot-billed Toucanet) - Male

Selenidera maculirostris (Lichtenstein, 1823)


They measure about 33 cm and have accentuated degree of sexual dimorphism, with the male presenting black head, throat and breast, while in females these body parts are are brown. It feeds mainly of fruit, such as the embaúba and small coconuts of palm trees, among others. Spits the seeds, being important to disperser of seeds by forests, helping in the recovery of degraded areas. They also eat shoots and insects and I can asure that they also eat eggs of other birds because I saw one attacking a nest.


This species lives in flocks inside the dark forests, where they can remain undetected. In Brazil are found from Bahia and Minas Gerais to Rio Grande do Sul, but are also found in Argentina.


The town of the coordinates that I gave for search, is not DUQUE DE CAXIAS, as reports the search map of this page, but PETRÓPOLIS.

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venusflytrap2000, Sergio Monteiro, LaurenZarate,
sunnyjosef and triggsturner, thank you!

triggsturner 6 years ago

Great bird and wonderful images. Thank you Antonio

sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Beautiful bird...

LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Lovely pictures!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

Outra belezura.

CalebSteindel 6 years ago

Incredible series! Welcome to Project Noah!

Thanks, Daniele, Rubens and Reza!

Wonderful !

Rubens Araujo
Rubens Araujo 6 years ago

Wonderful bird ! I Have heard several times about this bird ...I definitely need to see a Araçari-poca !!!

DanielePralong 6 years ago

Welcome again to Project Noah Antonio! We're glad to have you here.

Duque de Caxias, RJ, Brazil

Spotted on May 24, 2011
Submitted on Jan 27, 2016

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