Brazilian name: araçari-de-pescoço-vermelho
The Red-necked Araçari is distributed from the mouth of the river Amazon south-west to Rondônia and Mato Grosso and into adjacent areas of Bolivia. It is found in forest and in gallery forest in cerrado habitat.
|It eats fruit and the first 3
pictures here were taken on a fruiting tree at the edge of the
clearing at Cristalino Lodge. It probably also eats eggs and
nestlings like its congeners.
Photos 1 to 4 are of the sub-species P. b. sturmii which has an all dark mandible. The other two sub-species have a white base to the mandible as can be seen in the photos of the nominate sub-species in photos 5 and 6. P. b. sturmii also has a broader yellow band on the breast.
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