Birds of Colombia

    PICIFORMES: Ramphastidae (Toucans)  
Genus: Pteroglossus (7 species, 14 worldwide)


Black-necked Aracari
Black-necked Aracari (Pteroglossus aracari)
Venezuela  
   


Ivory-billed Aracari
Ivory-billed Aracari (Pteroglossus azara)
Zoo, Peru  
   

Comes in two forms, one with a mostly yellow bill, and one with an ivory-colored bill with brown on the upper mandible (HBW). Found north of the Amazon river. The more southern Brown-mandibled Aracari has now been split out.

Chestnut-eared Aracari
Chestnut-eared Aracari (Pteroglossus castanotis castanotis)
Las Unamas Natural Reserve, San Martin, Meta, Colombia  
   


Lettered Aracari
Lettered Aracari (Pteroglossus inscriptus inscriptus)
Bolivia
  The inscriptus subspecies has a light-colored lower mandible, and is found in the eastern Amazon and north Bolivia.
   
Photograph by Graham Ekins   © All Rights Reserved.

Lettered Aracari
Lettered Aracari (Pteroglossus inscriptus humboldti) Male
Villavicencio, Colombia  
   

This species has two forms, sometimes considered different species. Humboldt's Aracari, found in the Andean foothills from Colombia to Bolivia as well as the western Amazon basin, has an all black lower mandible.

Many-banded Aracari
Many-banded Aracari (Pteroglossus pluricinctus)
Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia  
   


Stripe-billed Aracari
Stripe-billed Aracari (Pteroglossus sanguineus)
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  
   

Split from the Collared Aracari. Note dark upper mandible.

Collared Aracari
Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus nuchalis)
Rio Claro Canyon Reserve, Doradal, Colombia  
   

Aracaris are small red, yellow and black toucans. The Collared Aracari has the widest distribution of aracaris in central america and north South America.


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