Collared

Collared aracari
Pteroglossus torquatus

Taxonomy

  • Scientific name:

    Pteroglossus torquatus

  • Family:

    Ramphastidae

  • Genus:

    Pteroglossus

  • Species:

    Torquatus

  • Common names:

    Collared aracari

Biology

  • Morphology:

    38 to 48 cm, 242g. Head, neck and back
    Are black, wings and tail black tint with greenish tint. They have a cinnamon colored collar, dividing the neck from the back. Inferior parts are yellow with a black speck in the breast and a red and black stripe in the stomach.

  • Reproduction:

    Nests in tree cavities, lay 3 eggs.

  • Diet:

    Fruits of different species

Ecology

  • Range:

    From South of Mexico to North of Colombia and Venezuela Coast. (Very common at Macaw Mountain).

  • Habitat:

    Primary forest, Island or patches of forest, open areas, grasslands, savannahs and tall bushes of secondary vegetation. Thick scrub in humid areas, coffee farms, isolated fragments of forest.

Threats

  • Accelerated habitat destruction, furtive hunting, ilegal traffic and commerce.

    Risk Category: IUCN Red List: Least Concern