Green Aracari

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Common Name: Green Aracari
Scientific Name: Pteroglossus viridis

Size: 12-16 inches (30-40 cm)

Habitat: South America. Found in northeastern South America (the Guiana Shield), in the northeast Amazon Basin, the Guianas and the eastern Orinoco River drainage of Venezuela. It is found in the lowland forests.

Status: Least Concern. Global Population: Population size has not been quantified but this species’ population appears to be in decline. Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable.

Diet: Mostly fruit, including the fruits of Cecropia trees and the palm (Oenocarpus bacaba). The serrated edges of the Green Aracari's large bill help the bird to grip and gather fruit. Insects are an occasional part of the diet, giving the birds protein.

Nesting: The species is named for the green feathers covering its back. Males' crowns are black, while females' are reddish-brown.

Breeding occurs from February to June. It nests in tree cavities, producing 2–4 white eggs. The parents cooperate in rearing their young.

Cool Facts: It is the smallest aracari in its range and among the smallest members of the toucan family

Found in Songbird ReMix Toucans 2

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