Chestnut-eared Aracari Pteroglossus castanotis

  • © Glenn Bartley

The Chestnut-eared Aracari is a medium-sized toucan of the Amazon Basin of South America, especially the southern and western parts of the basin.  It can be very common in its range and has the widest distribution of any of the aracaris.  Chestnut-eared Aracari is primarily frugivorous but also feeds on invertebrates.  It is an attractively patterned species with a large yellow and black bill, a pale eye surrounded by blue facial skin, dark upperparts, and a yellow belly divided by a red band.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Chestnut-eared Aracari (Pteroglossus castanotis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: