|Western Red-necked Araçari
(aka Pteroglossus bitorquatus sturmii)
Brazilian name: araçari-de-pescoço-vermelho
The Red-necked Araçari is distributed in the south-west of the Amazon Basin in Brazil. 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.
The HBW and Birdlife International Checklist splits Red-necked Araçari into Western and Eastern species though most authorities still lump the two as Red-necked Araçari. P. sturmii has an all dark mandible while P. bitorquatus has a white base to the mandible. P. sturmii also has a broader yellow band on the breast.
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