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Fiery-billed Aracari Pteroglossus frantzii
2009-06-16 18:59:40

The Fiery-billed Aracari (Pteroglossus frantzii) is a species of toucan that is found on the Pacific slopes of southern Costa Rica and western Panama. Its binomial name commemorates the German naturalist Alexander von Frantzius. Its habitat is lowland forests and clearings. The Fiery-billed Aracari has bright markings and a large bill, like other toucans. The adult is about 17 inches long...

Toco Toucan Ramphastos toco
2009-06-16 18:30:32

The Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco) is a species of bird that is found in semi-open habitats through much of central and eastern South America. It occurs in north and eastern Bolivia, southeastern Peru, northern Argentina, central Paraguay, and parts of southern Brazil. There are scattered populations along the lower Amazon River as well. It will only enter the deep Amazon where there are...

Collared Aracari
2009-04-14 16:41:32

The Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus) is a species of toucan that is found from southern Mexico to Panama; also Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela. Its breeding habitat is lowland forests and slightly more open woodland. The adult is about 16.2 inches in length and weighs 8.1 ounces. It has a black head and chest and dark olive-green upperparts. The rump and upper tail is red. There is...

Chestnut-eared Aracari
2009-04-14 16:25:13

The Chestnut-eared Aracari (Pteroglossus castanotis) is a species of bird belonging to the Toucan and Aracari family Ramphastidae. It is native to central and south-eastern South America. The actual range of this species is the southern Amazon Basin, especially the southwestern of this region. It is also found in the eastern Andean foothills. A narrow range extends into central-southern...

Red-breasted Toucan
2009-04-07 14:57:16

The Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicolorus), also known as the Green-billed Toucan, is a species of bird found in southern and eastern Brazil, eastern Paraguay and far northeastern Argentina. It is a fairly common species and is considered to be of Least Concern by the IUCN. This bird is one of the smallest species of Ramphastos toucans, weighing only 12.33 ounces. It also has one of the...

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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