Black-necked Aracari

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There are so many different and beautiful species of Toucans, Toucanets, and Aracaris. Each one is unique and interesting, so we will highlight some of the most interesting facts about several species below.

Toco Toucan – The Toco is the largest species of Toucan in the world. It is also one of the most well-known species of bird. When you picture a Toucan in your head, you probably picture the Toco! It has the largest bill (but not the longest) of all birds, in relation to its body size.

Choco Toucan – No, this species isn’t the chocolate version of the Toco. The Choco is similar, but less colorful, than its Toco cousin. The name “Choco” is in reference to the forests that these birds inhabit. Choco Toucans live in the Choco rainforests.

Black-Necked Aracari – This species has black feathers and a bright yellow underbelly. As its name suggests, its throat is black. Midway down its yellow belly, it have a thick stripe of bright red feathers. These starkly contrasting colors are probably where this bird got its nickname, the beautiful Aracari.

Yellow-Browed Toucanet – This little bird has green feathers and bright yellow “eyebrows” over its eyes. They live only in a tiny patch of rainforest in Peru. Sadly, farmers use this area to grow coca plants, and this habitat destruction is driving the birds to extinction. 




Least Concern


A toucan can live for up to 20 years.


Some species of these birds live only in mountainous regions. Within the rainforest, these birds inhabit the canopy, or the top layer of the tallest trees. They spend most of their lives in the canopy, as they can find all the food they need in the treetops. Some species of these birds live only in


While each species is different, most Toucans primarily eat fruit, which makes them frugivores. However, when the opportunity arises, they sometimes prey on small animals or eggs.


25 inches tall


Weight up to 1.9 pounds

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