21 November, 2010

Collared Aracari

Scientific Name: Pteroglossus torquatus

Population Estimate: 500K to 5M

Range / Habitat: Resident throughout Mexico, Central America, and northern South America, primarily in lowland forest.

Field Notes: Unmistakable in range, as above.

Personal Notes: We were fortunate to see many of these birds at Chaa Creek resort in the jungle of Belize. They were feasting on palm fruits which happened to be ripe the week we were there. We saw them again at Nayara Hotel at Arenal, where they were much more retiring.

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