Curl-Crested Araçari

Curl-Crested Aracari

The curl-crested araçari has an over-sized, heavy, colorful bill for plucking fruit from vegetation and drinking water from the crevices of trees.

The curl-crested araçari has an over-sized, heavy, colorful bill that allows it to pluck fruit from vegetation as well as drink water from the crevices of trees.

The bill is relatively short, compared to other toucan species, and female curl-crested araçaris have shorter bills than males. The ornately-patterned, multicolored bill has a blue and maroon upper bill, ivory lower bill, and an orange tip.


Image | © Patricia van Casteren, Some Rights Reserved, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Dallas World Aquarium, 2019; deGraauw, 2001; eBird, 2019; Johnson, 2011; Short & Bonan, 2019)

 

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