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    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 … See more

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

    The curl-crested aracari is found in the southwestern Amazon Basin south of the Amazon River. Its range extends from northern Peru south … 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 … See more

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

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    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 … See more

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    The curl-crested aracari apparently makes short-distance or local movements but is otherwise a year … See more

    • Illustration by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter
    • At San Diego Zoo, US
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  3. 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 …

  4. WEBCurl-crested araçaris are a beautifully colored, glossy-feathered birds with curled feathers on their crown. These modified head feathers are unlike any other araçari and resemble shiny black pieces of plastic. …

  5. Curl-Crested Aracari: The Fascinating and Colorful Avian Jewel

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