Pteroglossus aracari, Photo: Michael Lahanas
Pteroglossus aracari (Linnaeus, 1758)
Systema Naturae ed.10 p.104
The Black-necked Aracari (Pteroglossus aracari) is a species of bird in the Ramphastidae family. It measures 35-45 cm (14-18 in) long and weighs 177-309 grams (6-10.9 oz.) It is a typical but thickset aracari with a single red band across its otherwise yellow chest.
It is found in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.
* BirdLife International 2004. Pteroglossus aracari. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 27 July 2007.
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