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Photo by firecrest15
Wildsumaco, East Andes, Ecuador, April 2015
Pteroglossus pluricinctus


43–46 cm (17-18 in)

  • Large black and yellow striped bill
  • Bare blue skin around eyes
  • Blackish-green upperparts and tail feathers
  • Reddish uppertail
  • Underparts has alternate yellow versus black-and-red pectoral bands

Similar Species

There is no mistaking the 2 black belts on the yellow belly. No other aracari has two bands across the belly.

Photo by Boy George
Photographed: Sacha Lodge, Ecuador, 2007


South America: found in north-eastern Colombia to southern Venezuela, north-eastern Peru and north-western Amazonian Brazil


This is a monotypic species1.


Humid lowland forests and sandy soil woodlands. Terra firme forest canopy and primary foothill rainforest



Diet consists of fruits and arthropods, but has been little recorded, foraging in the canopy with small groups. They digest the fruit fibre and regurgitate the seeds. Often occurs in small, noisy bands.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2015)
  4. Save America's forests

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