|Lettered Araçari Pteroglossus
Brazilian name: Araçari-miudinho-de-bico-riscado
The Lettered Araçari has a generally yellow bill with a row of short black lines (the "letters") on the upper mandible leading away from the edge. It is entirely yellow below with no bands and it has a blue patch round the eye. The male has a black face while the female has a chestnut face.
|It is found from Colombia to
Bolivia and in the Amazon Basin south of the rios Negro and
Amazon where it inhabits mainly forest. There is a disjunct
population in Pernambuco and Alagoas where photos 4 and 5 were
It feeds on fruit, insects and nestlings of birds such as swallows and finches.
|There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase.|
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