Meet Our Animals > Green Aracari
Quick Facts
Native to Humid lowland forests of South America, including areas Northeast of the Amazon Basin, the Guianas, and the Eastern Orinoco River of Venezuela
Primary Diet Mainly fruit; occasionally insects as a source of protein
Adult Weight 3.9 to 5.7 ounces
Lifespan Up to 18 years
Status Least Concern

Green Aracari

Smallest of the toucan family, green aracari have large, colorful bills with serrated edges which act like a knife to help hold and open fruit. The length of its bill allows the bird to increase its reach, allowing access to food not usually available. Like most toucans, green aracaris don’t excavate their own nests in tree cavities, but rather take over former woodpecker nests.

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