Pteroglossus – Aracaris
These beautiful medium-sized toucans have large, contrastingly patterned bills
The aracaris are a group of medium-sized, brilliantly colored toucans found in the canopies of the tropical forests of Central and South America.
They are predominantly fruit-eaters but feed on small invertebrates and insects to fulfill their protein intake. Insect capture increases during nesting as they are fed to nestlings for proper growth.
Most are monogamous, and both parents partake in caring for the young. The nests are made in tree cavities, and clutch size is typically 2-4 eggs.
Species in this genus
They have a unique habit of storing excess food by hiding it in tree crevices, which they may return to later
An attractive small toucan found in Mexico, Central, and South America
Vulnerable to threats as it has a very limited and narrowing range from Costa Rica to Panama