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Fiery-billed Aracari

(Pteroglossus frantzii)

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Large, colorful bird with huge, liery red / orange and black bill; black head and chest; dark green back; small brown patch between black neck and green back; yellow belly with red cross-wise band and central black spot; to 43cm (17in). (Tucancillo Piquianaranjado).


Low and some middle elevation forests, southern Pacific slope; found in tree canopy in more open habitats such as forest edges, tree plantations.

Found in the following Parks:

Carara National Park.
Corcovado National Park.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Fiery-billed Aracari (Pteroglossus frantzii), Costa Rica