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Photo © by Ronald B. Davis
ExploNapo Lodge, Napo River, Peru, 12 April 2010
Pteroglossus castanotis


43-45½ cm (17-18 in)

  • Dark green back
  • Yellow below
  • Red band across belly
  • Black head
  • Chestnut ear patches
  • Dark brown-black bill
  • Yellow streak to tip of upper mandible
  • White iris
  • Blue eye skin


South America: found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.



There are 2 subspecies:

  • P. c. castanotis:
  • P. c. australis:


Moist lowland rainforest to 900 m, swamp forests, lake and river edges.



They nest in tree holes and in abandoned arboreal termitaria.


The diet includes fruit and insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Chestnut-eared Aracari (Pteroglossus castanotis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/cheara1
  4. Short, L.L. (2019). Chestnut-eared Araçari (Pteroglossus castanotis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/56092 on 23 July 2019).

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