Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus)

The Collared Aracari is very similar to the Fiery-billed Aracari, but the upper part of the beak does not have the green-yellow-red coloration found on the Fiery-billed, and the ring around the belly is darker; also the ranges do not overlap, with the Fiery-billed Aracari seen in the Central and South Pacific, and the Collared Aracari seen in the Caribbean and the Northern Pacific. The following pictures were taken during a Bird Photography Workshop with To The Wonder at Laguna del Lagarto Lodge, on July 7th and  8th, 2017.

Collared Aracari, Adult - Pteroglossus torquatus - Tucancillo Collarejo, Cusingo (2)

The red rump is characteristic of both Aracari species as well

Collared Aracari, Adult - Pteroglossus torquatus - Tucancillo Collarejo, Cusingo (3)

The Collared Aracari is known in Costa Rica as the Gangster, as they always come in groups, bullying other birds that may be at food sources

Collared Aracari, Juvenile - Pteroglossus torquatus - Tucancillo Collarejo, Cusingo, Juvenil (3)

This is a juvenile, so note the duller bill, and also less red on belly belt and chest

Collared Aracari, Juvenile - Pteroglossus torquatus - Tucancillo Collarejo, Cusingo, Juvenil (4)

This Aracari is looking all fluffy. It seems to be still immature, since the bill and chest have not quite reached its final coloration.

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