Black Neck Aracari (Pteroglossus aracari) is one of the larger toucanets weighing in at 180 grams. It is approximately thirteen inches in length, with a beak measuring as long as four inches. It is a native of Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, and Surinam. In the 1980’s it was imported in small numbers from Guyana and Surinam.

The Black Neck is fairly common in captivity, though not as common as the Green, partly since it does not breed as readily. Nevertheless, it has been readily available and is kept both as an aviary bird and as a pet. It is a hardy species and easily managed.

First captive breeding June 4, 1987; Dick Muench.
CITES status: Appendix II