|Ivory-billed Aracari (Pteroglossus azara mariae)
(aka Brown-mandibled Aracari, Maria's Aracari)
|Palmarí, Amazonas, Brazil
The Ivory-billed Aracari is distributed in the Amazon Basin.
It is found in forest and this particular bird was in the canopy.
|The male has a black crown with chestnut head, nape and throat. The rump is red. The underparts show a broad red band across the breast with black below separated from a yellow belly by a thin red band. The maxilla is ivory coloured while the mandible is orange-brown.|
|These photos show the sub-species P. a. mariae often called Brown-mandibled Aracari which is distributed south of the Amazon river in eastern Peru and western Brazil as far as the river Madeira and south into adjacent areas of Bolivia.|