Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus)

Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus) Toucan Images from the Caribbean slope of Costa Rica

The collared aracari (air-a-sorry) is a medium sized bird in the toucan family. The razor sharp beak is used to open nuts and fruits. They love mountain papaya. The trick is getting up high because the birds don’t generally come down to the ground to eat. They prefer to stay up high and away from predators. So we use homemade bird blinds to sit behind and we put the fruit up at a level the birds in which the birds are comfortable.

Collared Aracari This Aracari lives on the Caribbean slope of Costa Rica but the range of the species is from Mexico to Columbia. They normally travel in groups from food source to food source.

This image appears in the Moon guide of Living Abroad in Costa Rica as well as other images by 10 Degrees Above.

1 comment on “Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus)”

  1. kim deprenger Reply

    Hmm. So how did Barry get up high? Has he learned to shimmy up like the natives? Get a picture of THAT!

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