Collared Aracari Pteroglossus torquatus

  • Order: Piciformes
  • Family: Ramphastidae
  • Polytypic: 5 subspecies
  • Authors: Chase Green and Ragupathy Kannan


Conservation Status

While the population of Collared Aracari appears to be decreasing, it may not be at a sufficient rate to be a threat to the species. Moreover, it has a very wide range, giving it an IUCN Red List conservation classification of Least Concern (BirdLife International 2014).

Effects of human activity on populations

Collared Aracari nests in cavities in large trees, and primarily consumes fruit; although it tolerates secondary forest, it nonetheless is very susceptible to deforestation (Rappole and Morton 1985). In areas managed by traditional Mesoamerican agroforestry practices, populations can be maintained and even enhanced (Bohn 2014). Collared Aracaris also is subject to hunting by indigenous populations (Smith 2010).

Recommended Citation

Green, C. and R. Kannan (2017). Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.