Lettered Aracari Pteroglossus inscriptus

  • Order: Piciformes
  • Family: Ramphastidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Justin Shick


There is very little information on the reproductive biology of Lettered Aracari. Breeding is inferred (from specimen data: gonadal condition, presence of immatures, etc.) as occurring from December-July in western Amazonia, and from August-March in eastern Brazil (Short and Horne 2001). The nest is presumed to be in a cavity in a tree; one pair nested in a solitary dead tree (Cedrela odorata) in a lake bed (Short and Horne 2001).

Recommended Citation

Shick, J. (2014). Lettered Aracari (Pteroglossus inscriptus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.letara1.01