Chestnut-eared Aracari at the Pantanal On earlier wildlife trips to Costa Rica and Malaysia, we never had any luck spotting wild Toucans up close. All the happier we were when we finally saw this wild Aracari near us in the Pantanal. Birds,Brazil,Chestnut-eared Aracari,Pantanal,Pteroglossus castanotis,Toucan

Chestnut-eared Aracari at the Pantanal

On earlier wildlife trips to Costa Rica and Malaysia, we never had any luck spotting wild Toucans up close. All the happier we were when we finally saw this wild Aracari near us in the Pantanal.

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The Chestnut-eared Aracari, ''Pteroglossus castanotis'', is a bird native to central and south-eastern South America. It belongs to the toucan and aracari family . ''P. castanotis'' is a larger, more colorful bird than the Black-necked Aracari , which it otherwise resembles.

The range of the Chestnut-eared Aracari is the southern Amazon Basin, especially the southwestern of this region. It is also found in the eastern Andean foothills; a narrowing range extension enters central-southern.. more

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Uploaded Oct 24, 2011. Captured Oct 24, 2011.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/6.3
  • 1/2000s
  • ISO1600
  • 450mm