Chestnut-eared Aracari symphony
This was one of the most memorable wildlife spottings we had in the Pantanal, not because of the photo (couldn't get any closer), but because of the moment. Our guide didn't know whether to laugh or cry as he saws these five Aracari sipping from the river in sync. Each sip, 4 would sip whilst the 5th stood guard. Every few seconds another guard was appointed. Who knew Toucans had drinking rituals like myself?
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