Grooved-bill Aracari

Grooved-bill Aracari


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Pteroglosus Sulcatus

Grooved-bil Aracari


"All those species of the Linnaean Toucans having a long wedge-shaped tail, and the nostrils passing through the upper part of the bill, are comprehended by Illiger and other continental writers under this genus. They have been called by the French Aracari; which name I have retained as an English generic distinction. They inhabit the same country and situations as the real Toucans, which are distinguished by having a short, broad, and even tail, and the nostrils placed behind the bill."