sexta-feira, 20 de dezembro de 2013

ARAÇARI BANANA


Araçari banana

The banana-Aracari (Pteroglossus bailloni) is a species of bird in the piciforme Ramphastidae family.
His name means the (Greek) pteros = feather, wing; and glossa = tongue; pteroglossus = with feathered language; and bailloni = tribute to the lawyer, naturalist and collector of French species, Jean Francois Emmanuel Baillon (1744-1802). ⇒ Ave and feathered language Baillon.
features

It measures 35cm in length.
food

It feeds on fruits (namely palm) and insects, as well as eggs and young of other birds. Enjoying Michelia champaca (Magnolia yellow)
reproduction

Nests in tree wells, placing 2 to 4 egg whites.
habits

It inhabits the canopy of tall forests in mountainous regions. Lives in small groups, usually around six or seven individuals.

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