|Pale-mandibled Araçari Pteroglossus erythropygius
(aka Collared Araçari Pteroglossus torquatus erythropygius Pale-billed Araçari)
|Chontal, Pichincha, Ecuador
The Pale-mandibled Araçari is distributed in the foothills and lowlands of western Ecuador where it is found in forested habitats. See the distribution map at xeno-canto.
|There is debate (2023) about whether it is a species or merely a sub-species of Collared Araçari Pteroglossus torquatus erythropygius. The South American Classification Committee, EBird and Clements classify it as a sub-species whereas the IOC, Birdlife International and HBW regard it as a species. The sub-species argument rests on a degree of hybridisation between sub-species while the counter-argument points out the narrowness of the hybridisation range.|
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