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Green Aracari Fact Sheet

  • Latin Name

    Pteroglossus viridis
  • Class

    Birds
  • Order

    Piciformes
  • Range

    Northern South America

  • Status

    Common. Lincoln Park Zoo participates in the Green Aracari Species Survival Plan®, a shared management effort by zoos throughout the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

  • Habitat

    Tropical rain forest

  • Niche

    Green aracaris are frugivores, meaning their diet is primarily composed of fruit. In the wild, they consume a wide variety of fruits as they ripen in the tree canopy. Insects are also an occasional part of the diet, giving them protein.

  • Life History

    The green aracari nests in tree hollows and cavities, digging to expand the chambers for more room. Both parents cooperate in rearing their young.

  • Special Adaptations

    The serrated edges of the green aracari's large bill help the bird to grip and gather fruit.

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