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The curl-crested aracari (US // AHR-ə-SAHR-ee, UK // ARR-ə-SAHR-ee or // ARR-ə-KAHR-ee), or curl-crested araçari (Pteroglossus beauharnaesii), also known as the curly-crested aracari, is a species of bird in the Ramphastidae family, the Toucans.
It measures 40–45 cm (16–18 in) long and weighs 190–280 g (6.7–9.9 oz). On account of its relatively long tail and curly crest (the latter only visible up close), it was formerly placed in the monotypic genus Beauharnaisius.
Distribution and habitat
The curl-crested aracari is found in the south-western section of the Amazon Basin, with the Amazon River being its northern range limit. Near the Amazon River, its range extends east to about the Madeira River, while in the southern half of its range it extends east to the Xingu River. It is generally rare to uncommon, but regularly seen at several localities, including the Tambopata National Reserve in Peru, the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park in Bolivia, and the Cristalino State Park near Alta Floresta in Brazil. Its natural habitat is tropical moist lowland forests.
Status and conservation
- John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter: A Monograph of the Ramphaastidae, or Family of Toucans, London 1854
- BirdLife International (2012). "Pteroglossus beauharnaesii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- "Aracari". Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc.). Retrieved 2012-04-20.
- "Definition for aracari". Oxford Dictionaries Online. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
Media related to Pteroglossus beauharnaesii at Wikimedia Commons
- Curl-crested Araçari (Pteroglossus beauharnaesii). arthurgrosset.com. Accessed 2008-07-29
- Curl-crested Aracari videos on the Internet Bird Collection
- "Curly-crested Aracari" photo gallery VIREO Photo-High Res
- Photo-High Res; Trip Report tropicalbirding
- Photo-Medium Res--(Dorsal View); Article nashvillezoo.org—"Ramphastidae"
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