French: Araçari à oreillons roux German: Braunohrarassari Spanish: Arasarí caripardo
River Solimões, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
P. c. castanotis
Gould, 1834 – S & E Colombia and W Brazil (along N bank of R Solimões–Amazon to lower R Negro) S to SE Peru and, in Brazil, to Acre and S Amazonas (extending E to R Madeira).
P. c. australis
Cassin, 1867 – NC Brazil S of Amazon E to Parintins and S to N Bolivia, E Paraguay, NE Argentina (Misiones) and SE Brazil (E to W Minas Gerais and W São Paulo, and Paraná to N Rio Grande do Sul).
43–47 cm; 220–310 g (slightly lighter to S). Male nominate race with black crown to nape, brown to chestnut sides of head, lower nape and upper throat, lower... read more
Major call “sneeep” to longer “psheee-eeep”, in irregular series at c. 2... read more
Shows predilection for wet forest about lakes and rivers, várzea flooded forest, forest... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on fruits such as those of Cecropia, Coussapoa, Ficus, Ocotea and others; at times, takes flowers... read more
Season Feb–Sept in N & W, Jun–Jan in Bolivia; Sept–Feb in SE Brazil, NE Argentina and E Paraguay. More than pair may... read more
Crosses rivers, occasionally large ones; in SE, numbers gather in loose flocks, which move into... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Considered common in Colombia and Peru, uncommon to fairly common in Ecuador; probably relatively common throughout much of rest of range.... read more
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