Curl-crested Aracari

(Pteroglossus beauharnaisii)

FUN FACT

The species is named for its unusual black head feathers, which are very short, glossy, and tightly curled.

Distribution

Northern Peru and western Brazil to central Bolivia.

Habitat

Lowland wet forests, hill forest, forest edges, and forest clearings.

Diet

Figs and other fruits; occasionally raids nests of other birds and eats eggs or nestlings.

Breeding

Few details are known, but this species undoubtedly is a secondary cavity nester like all other toucans.

Status

Not Under Threat (Least Concern)

At the Aviary

You can see our Curl-crested Aracari up close during special feedings held twice a day.