The Green Aracari , or Green Araçari (Pteroglossus viridis)
Belgium. Antwerp Zoo.
The Green Aracari , or Green Araçari (Pteroglossus viridis), is a toucan, a near-passerine bird. It is found in the lowland forests of northeastern South America (the Guiana Shield), in the northeast Amazon Basin, the Guianas and the eastern Orinoco River drainage of Venezuela. At 30–40 cm. (12–16 in) long and weighing 110–160 grams (3.9–5.7 oz.), it is the smallest aracari in its range, and among the smallest members of the toucan family.
The species is named for the green feathers covering its back. Males' crowns are black, while females' are reddish-brown.