Curl-crested Aracari

Information about the Bird Curl-crested Aracari

The curl-crested aracari (US /rsri/ AHR--SAHR-ee,UK /rsri/ ARR--SAHR-ee or /rkri/ ARR--KAHR-ee), or curl-crested araari (Pteroglossus beauharnaesii), also known as the curly-crested aracari, is a species of bird in the Ramphastidae family, the Toucans.

It measures 40-45cm (16-18in) long and weighs 190-280g (6.7-9.9oz). On account of its relatively long tail and curly crest (the latter only visible up close), it was formerly placed in the monotypic genus Beauharnaisius.
The curl-crested aracari is found in the south-western section of the Amazon Basin, with the Amazon River being its northern range limit. Near the Amazon River, its range extends east to about the Madeira River, while in the southern half of its range it extends east to the Xingu River. It is generally rare to uncommon, but regularly seen at several localities, including the Tambopata National Reserve in Peru, the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park in Bolivia, and the Cristalino State Park near Alta Floresta in Brazil. Its natural habitat is tropical moist lowland forests.
It is primarily a frugivore, but will also take nestlings of birds such as the yellow-rumped cacique.
Due to its extensive range, it is considered to be of least concern by BirdLife International and consequently the IUCN.
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