Curl-Crested Araçari

Curl-Crested Aracari

The curl-crested araçari is endemic to South America and has an extremely large range across Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru.

The curl-crested araçari is endemic to South America and has an extremely large range across Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru.

The curl-crested araçari is restricted to lowland terra firme forest of western Amazonia in southern Peru (south of the Amazon), western Brazil, and northern Bolivia. The bird 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.

The bird has an estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) of 2,870,000 kilometers squared.

The curl-crested araçari’s population is not severely fragmented, and all individuals do not reside in one subpopulation. It generally occupies at a density of c. 1 bird/10-12 ha. or c. 8 birds/100 ha.

The curl-crested araçari overlaps in terra firme forest with both lettered araçari (Pteroglossus inscriptus) and ivory-billed araçari (Pteroglossus azara).


Image | © Laura Wolf, Some Rights Reserved, (CC BY 2.0)
Sources | (BirdLife International, 2016; Dallas World Aquarium, 2019; eBird, 2019; Johnson, 2011; Schulenberg, 2019; Short & Bonan, 2019; The Wikimiedia Foundation, 2019)

 

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