You are here

Green Aracari

Pteroglossus Viridis
Conservation Status: 
Least Concern
Northern South America

Description: The smallest breed of toucans, this species is named for the green feathers covering its back.

Diet: Green Aracaris are frugivorous so their diet is primarily composed of fruit.

Additional Information: Green Aracaris are one of the few species of toucans that are dimorphic as the females have a chestnut brown head and neck, whereas the males have a black head and neck. The serrated edges of their bill help the bird to grip and gather fruit. Insects are an occasional part of the diet giving them protein. Green Aracaris are not globally threatened due to their small size and large range and for those reasons the species is evaluated as least concern.

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Green Aracari", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.