Chestnut-eared Araçari (Pteroglossus castanotis) - HBW 7, p. 264
French: Araçari à oreillons roux
Spanish: Arasarí Caripardo
Taxonomy: Pteroglossus castanotis Gould, 1834, River Solimões, Brazil.
Forms a superspecies with P. aracari. Both belong to the “P. torquatus group”, which also includes P. pluricinctus, P. torquatus and P. frantzii, all being closely related. Contrary to some views, probably not closely related to P. azara. Nominate intergrades with race australis in S & E of its range. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- 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).
- australis Cassin, 1867 - NC Brazil S of Amazon, E to Parintins, and S to NE & E 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).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 15 videos
Different views of an adult bird perched Locality Curicaca Wildlife Refuge, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp australis)
Alex García · Videoaves 31 March 2006 5 years ago 42 sec 4.5
A bird foraging around. Locality Yurimaguas, Loreto Department, Peru (ssp castanotis)
Yoel Jimenez 8 December 2012 11 weeks ago 36 sec 4.3
Adult feeding on small fruit. Locality Pixaim River, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Mark Andrews 3 August 2008 3 years ago 35 sec 4.2
A bird in a tree feeding on small fruit. Locality Yurimaguas, Loreto Department, Peru (ssp castanotis)
Yoel Jimenez 8 December 2012 19 weeks ago 25 sec 4
A bird eating watermelon at a feeder Locality Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp australis)
Paul Clarke 17 August 2008 4 years ago 25 sec 4
A bird eating fruit from a feeder and flying away Locality Santa Cruz Zoo, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia
Josep del Hoyo 6 years ago 31 sec 3.9
PhotosSee all 17 photos
An individual stretching.
Locality Tesouro, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp castanotis)
Tatiana Colombo 22 November 2007 4 years ago 4.4
Locality Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
lsargentini 36 weeks ago 3.9
Up on a lamppost by the road
Locality Meta Department, Colombia
mauricio rueda 16 October 2011 1 year ago 3.8
On a branch
Locality La Aurora Reserve, Paz de Ariporo, Casanare Department, Colombia
mauricio rueda 3 January 2012 1 year ago 3.6
Locality Pantanal, Brazil
Philip Perry 6 September 2010 47 weeks ago 3.5
Bird on a branch in a high tree
Locality Manu Learning Centre, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Madre de Dios Department, Peru (ssp castanotis)
hawk 22 August 2010 6 weeks ago 3.5