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Ivory-billed Aracari

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The Ivory-billed Aracary is a small member of the toucan family. Weighing an average of 150 grams, this tiny bird is more docile than other larger members of the Ramphastidae family. They get along well with other small birds in a home aviary. However, they should not be paired with finch-sized birds.

The Ivory-billed Aracary’s primary food source is fresh fruit, though in the wild they are known to eat insects to add protein to their diet. When in captivity, they need to eat fresh fruit every day and given a low iron protein supplement. These supplements can be found at most local pet stores that carry bird supplies.

The origins of the Ivory-billed Aracary are in South America. A wide-ranging species, this bird can be found as far north as southern Venezuela, as far south as Peru and Bolivia, as far east as western and central Brazil, and as far west as the Andes of Colombia. The Ivory-billed Aracary can live in habitats as high as 1,200 meters.