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.