Black-necked aracari

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Black-necked aracari
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Ramphastidae
Genus: Pteroglossus
Species: P. aracari
Binomial name
Pteroglossus aracari
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The black-necked aracari (US /ˌɑːrəˈsɑːri/ AHR-ə-SAHR-ee,[2] UK /ˌɑrəˈsɑːri/ ARR-ə-SAHR-ee or /ˌɑrəˈkɑːri/ ARR-ə-KAHR-ee),[3] or black-necked araçari (Pteroglossus aracari), is a species of bird in the toucan family. It measures 35–45 cm (14–18 in) long and weighs 177-309 grams (6-10.9 oz.)[4] It is a typical but thickset aracari with a single red band across its otherwise yellow chest.

It is found in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Pteroglossus aracari". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Aracari". Unabridged. Random House, Inc.). Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  3. ^ "Definition for aracari". Oxford Dictionaries Online. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
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