Curl-Crested Araçari

Curl-Crested Aracari

Unlike any other bird, the curl-crested araçari has modified head feathers that resemble shiny black pieces of plastic and give the bird its common name.

Unlike any other araçari, or any other bird, the curl-crested araçari has modified glossy head feathers that resemble shiny black pieces of plastic, enamel, or curled ribbon which are only visible up-close. These feathers feel like plastic.

It is from this curly crest that this species gets its common name.


Image | © Wade Tregaskis, Some Rights Reserved, (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Sources | (Dallas World Aquarium, 2019; Johnson, 2011; Schulenberg, 2019; Short & Bonan, 2019; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2019)

 

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