Saffron Toucanet (Baillonius bailloni)
is sometime referred to as the "golden" toucanet because
of its golden colored breast feathers. The Saffron is a small,
lowland species found in the southeastern rainforests of Brasil,
where it is still fairly common. The overall length is approximately
ten inches and the beak 2-3 inches. It is somewhat similar in
appearance to the aracaris and in its voice. It is the only species
in its genus.
The Saffron toucanet is another rarity in captivity, where its
numbers have declined over the years, in spite of a number of
breeding successes. The Saffron was first bred in captivity by
Brookfield Zoo. CITES status: Appendix III (Argentina).