Ivory-billed aracari

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Ivory-billed aracari
Ivory-billed Aracari RWD4.jpg
At San Diego Zoo
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Ramphastidae
Genus: Pteroglossus
Species: P. azara
Binomial name
Pteroglossus azara
(Vieillot, 1819)

See text

  • Ramphastos Azara

The ivory-billed aracari (US: /ˌɑːrəˈsɑːri/ AHR-ə-SAHR-ee,[2] UK: /ˌɑːrəˈsɑːri/ ARR-ə-SAHR-ee or /ˌɑːrəˈkɑːri/ ARR-ə-KAHR-ee),[3] or ivory-billed araçari (Pteroglossus azara), is a species of bird in the Ramphastidae family. It was named after the naturalist Félix de Azara.

It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The ivory-billed aracari was originally classified in the genus Ramphastos. Alternate names include Azara Aracari and Yellow-billed Aracari.


Two subspecies are recognized:[4]

  • Yellow-billed aracari (P. a. flavirostris) - Fraser, 1841: Originally described as a separate species. Found in western Amazonia
  • P. a. azara - (Vieillot, 1819): Found in north-western Brazil

Some authorities consider the brown-mandibled aracari to also be a subspecies of the ivory-billed aracari.[5]



  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Pteroglossus azara". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Aracari". Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc.). Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  3. ^ "Definition for aracari". Oxford Dictionaries Online. Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  4. ^ "IOC World Bird List 6.4". IOC World Bird List Datasets. doi:10.14344/ioc.ml.6.4. 
  5. ^ "Aulacorhynchus mariae- Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-11-04.