|Eastern Red-necked Araçari
(aka Pteroglossus bitorquatus bitorquatus)
Brazilian name: araçari-de-pescoço-vermelho
The Eastern Red-necked Araçari is distributed in Brazil south of the Amazon and east of the rio Tapajós. It is found in forest and in gallery forest in cerrado habitat.
|It eats fruit and probably also eats eggs and
nestlings like its congeners.
The HBW and Birdlife International Checklist splits Red-necked Araçari into Western and Eastern species though most authorities still lump the two as Red-necked Araçari. P. sturmii has an all dark mandible while P. bitorquatus has a white base to the mandible. P. sturmii also has a broader yellow band on the breast.
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