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Collared Aracari

(Pteroglossus torquatus)

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Large, colorful bird with huge bill, light above, dark below; black headand chest; dark green back; yellow belly with dark cross-wise band and central black spot; red skin around eye; to 41cm (16 in). ( Tucancillo Collarejo, Pití, Cusingo).


Low and some middle elevation forests, Caribbean and northern Pacific slopes;found in tree canopy in more open habitats such as forest edges, tree plantations, and, in drier forests, along rivers and streams.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus), Costa Rica