Green Aracari

Photo by Joel Sartore

Green Aracari

Scientific Name: Pteroglossus viridis

The Green Aracari is the smallest member of the Toucan family and can live 4 to 6 years in the wild. The feathers of the male aracari’s neck and head are a dark color like black or deep green. Female aracari’s neck and head feathers are a rich red brown.

Size: 3.8 to 5.6 ounces; 12 to 16 inches

Diet: Primarily fruit but also known to eat insects, nuts, eggs, and small animals

Habitat: Tropical forests in the northeast South America including Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela

Conservation Status: Least Concern