Birds of Colombia

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

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

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 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)
Sani Lodge, SucumbĂ­os, Ecuador  
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

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

Split from the [Collared Aracari]. Note dark upper mandible.
From side showing coloration similar to [Collared Aracari].

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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