Pteroglossus castanotis castanotis
English : Chestnut-eared araçari
French : Araçari à oreillons roux
Class : Aves
Order : Piciformes
Family : Ramphastidae
Notes : 1 other subspecies known
One of the larger araçari species, reaching 47 cm in length for a weight of 310 g. Brown head with black collar and cap, blue eyering. Yellow breast and belly with red band. Long bill, mostly black with yellow on upper mandible. Subspecies with darker cheeks, ear coverts and very little red on bill.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in South America, from central Colombia to central Bolivia, eastwards to Central and South-central Brazil. Subspecies found from south Colombia to Peru and northwest Brazil. Lives in wet forests, flooded forests, around swamps, lakes or rivers, to 1300 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Appendix II
Status : The species is fairly common to locally abundant within its range. It is still hunted locally but is less likely to be threatened as less forest-dependant.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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