Guyana Toucanet (Selenidera culik) is an attractive member of the lowland toucanets weighing little more than 140 grams. It has an overall length of ten inches with a beak approximately three inches. It is dimorphic species. The male has a black head and breast, whereas the female, one of the prettiest of the toucanets, has a gray breast, black crown, and chestnut nape. Both have red and black beaks, red irises, blue skin around the eye, and yellow ear patches.
The Guyana toucanet is found throughout Venezuela, Guyana, and Surinam where it is very common. In captivity, however, it is still rare, though there has been several breeding successes and birds are becoming more available.
The Guyana toucanet was first bred in captivity in 1990 by Jerry Jennings.
CITES status: not listed