Lettered aracari

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Lettered aracari
Lettered Araçari.jpg
2- Belém Brasil.jpg
Subspecies P. i. humboldti (above),
P. i. inscriptus (below)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Ramphastidae
Genus: Pteroglossus
P. inscriptus
Binomial name
Pteroglossus inscriptus
Swainson, 1822

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The lettered aracari (Pteroglossus inscriptus), is a species of bird in the toucan family.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]


Two subspecies are recognized:[2]

  • P. i. inscriptus - Swainson, 1822: Found in southern and central Brazil
  • Humboldt's araçari (P. i. humboldti) - Wagler, 1827: Originally described as a separate species. Found in south-eastern Colombia and western Brazil to northern Bolivia


The lettered aracari is one of the smaller toucans, weighing 130 g (4.6 oz) and being 29 cm (11.5 inches) in length.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

The lettered aracari is found in Bolivia and Brazil.[3] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical swamps, and heavily degraded former forest.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Pteroglossus inscriptus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "IOC World Bird List 6.4". IOC World Bird List Datasets. doi:10.14344/ioc.ml.6.4.
  3. ^ http://maps.iucnredlist.org/map.html?id=22726186