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  2. Curl-crested aracari - Wikipedia

    • The curl-crested aracari is 42 to 46 cm (17 to 18 in) long and weighs 164 to 280 g (5.8 to 9.9 oz). It gains its English name from unique curly, shiny, black feathers on the top of its head and nape; they resemble pieces of plastic or enamel. Males and females are alike except that the female has a shorter bill. Their bill has a brown-orange line at its base. Th… See more


    The curl-crested aracari or curl-crested araçari (Pteroglossus beauharnaisii) is a near-passerine bird in the … See more

    Taxonomy and systematics

    The curl-crested aracari was first described by Johann Georg Wagler in 1831 but the spelling of its specific epithet was not corrected until 2020. It had at times been placed in the monotypic genera Beauharnais… See more

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    Meet the Curly-Headed Toucan
    Meet the Curly-Headed Toucan
    The toucan with a curling iron
    The toucan with a curling iron
    Distribution and habitat

    The curl-crested aracari is found in the southwestern Amazon Basin south of the Amazon River. Its range extends from northern Peru south of the Marañón River east into western Brazil to the Madeira River and southe… See more


    The curl-crested aracari apparently makes short-distance or local movements but is otherwise a year-round resident.
    The curl-crested aracari usually forages in groups of up to 12 individuals, and usually in the cano… See more


    The IUCN has assessed the curl-crested aracari as being of Least Concern. It has a large range, but its population size is not known and is believed to be decreasing. No immediate threats have been identified. It occurs in … See more


    • Illustration by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter
    • At San Diego Zoo, US
    • At San Diego Zoo See more

    Further reading

    John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter: A Monograph of the Ramphaastidae, or Family of Toucans, London 1854 See more

  1. WEBHeavy-billed small toucan of humid tropical forest. Forages in the canopy of mature rainforest, often in small groups, and sometimes with other species of aracaris. More diffuse facial pattern than other …

  2. WEBLearn about the curl-crested araçari, a colorful toucan-like bird with curled feathers on its crown. Find out its habitat, diet, behavior, and conservation status at the San Francisco Zoo.

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    WEBLearn about the Curl Crested Aracari, a colorful and curious bird with distinctive feathers on its crown. Find out its habitat, diet, breeding, and aviculture tips from NFSS.