Birds of Venezuela BETA

    PICIFORMES: Ramphastidae (Toucans)  
Genus: Pteroglossus (5 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.

Many-banded Aracari
Many-banded Aracari (Pteroglossus pluricinctus)
Sani Lodge, Sucumbíos, Ecuador  
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

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.

Green Aracari
Green Aracari (Pteroglossus viridis) Male
  The back is black with a greenish hue.

Green Aracari
Green Aracari (Pteroglossus viridis) Female
Photograph by João Sérgio Barros F. de Souza   © All Rights Reserved.

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