Crimson Rumped Toucanet (Aulachorynchus
haematopygus) is one of only two species of mountain toucanets
found in captivity in the U.S. It is distributed throughout the
mountain forests of the Andes of Colombia east to northwestern
Venezuela and south through the Pacific slope of Ecuador, where
it has been seen at elevations from 1000 feet to 7,000 feet and
is quite common.
The Crimson Rumped is an attractive toucanet. It is mostly dark
green with a bright red rump and a beak that is chestnut red ending
in a vertical white stripe at the base. The iris is dark red and
the eyeskin is brown.
The Crimson Rumped toucanet was one of the first toucan species
bred in captivity and was bred to several generations at the Los
Angeles Zoo, where it was originally bred for the first time.
While a number of these birds were last imported in 1983 from
Ecuador, and a fair number were bred in private aviculture in
the mid 1980's, this species has all but disappeared in captivity.
First captive breeding May 1, 1970; Los Angeles Zoo. CITES status: