Pale-Mandibled Aracari (Pteroglossus erythropygius)

The pale-Mandibled aracari (Pteroglossus erythropygius) loves Papaya! They eat happily from the feeding station at the restaurant, but the real deal straight from the plant is no less attractive! They scoop clean a large Papaya in a day or two!

Pale-Mandibled Aracari (Pteroglossus erythropygius)

They are also very sensitive to the sound of the camera shutter, and turn their heads straight to the source to sort out what the heck it is!

Pale-Mandibled Aracari (Pteroglossus erythropygius)

An amazingly colorful, agile and inquisitive bird.

There is currently a disagreement whether or not this is a separate species, and thus it is by many called Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus). This name is not in the “The Birds Of Ecuador” by Robert S. Ridgely and Paul J. Greenfield.

It sounds like this:


Last updated on 30 June 2024