Pale-mandibled Araçari (Pteroglossus erythropygius)

Order: Piciformes | Family: Ramphastidae  | IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southwest Ecuador

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southwest Ecuador

pale-mandibled_aracari
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southwest Ecuador

pale-mandibled_aracari
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southwest Ecuador


Identification & Behavior: ~42 cm (16.5 in). The Pale-mandibled Aracari has a black head, upperparts, and tail. The underparts are yellow with a black central spot in the breast and black band across the mid-belly. The bill is creamy yellow with a black broad stripe running along the cutting edge of the upper mandible. It has red bare skink around a pale eye. No other toucanet occurs in the range of this species in Peru but see Chestnut-eared Aracari.

Status: The Pale-mandibled Aracari is rare in the deciduous forest of extreme northwest Peru where it is known to range up to 800 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Ec.

Name in Spanish: Arasari de Pico Pálido.

Sub-species: Pale-mandibled Araçari (Pteroglossus erythropygius), Gould 1843.

Meaning of Name: Pteroglossus: Gr. pteros= feather, wing and glossa= tongue (feather-like tongue). erythropygius: L. erythro=red and pugos= the rump.

See more of the Family Ramphastidae   peru aves

Distribution Map
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References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 01/01/2015.