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The collared araçari (Pteroglossus torquatus) is a species of toucan (family Ramphastidae) native to Central and South America from Mexico to Ecuador, Venezuela, and Colombia. It primarily eats arboreal fruit, but will eat insects, eggs, lizards, and other small animals. The collared araçari inhabits lowland forests. After breeding, the female lays 3 eggs which the father helps incubate. After hatching, the young are blind and naked. The father also assists in feeding, as do up to three other individuals, which are probably older siblings. They leave the nest after around 6 weeks, but are still fed by their parents and siblings for several weeks. Unusually for a toucan, the collared araçari roosts socially, with up to six adults and their young sharing a hole in a tree.

The collared araçari (Pteroglossus torquatus) is a species of toucan (family Ramphastidae) native to Central and South America from Mexico to Ecuador, Venezuela, and Colombia. It primarily eats arboreal fruit, but will eat insects, eggs, lizards, and other small animals. The collared araçari inhabits lowland forests. After breeding, the female lays 3 eggs which the father helps incubate. After hatching, the young are blind and naked. The father also assists in feeding, as do up to three other individuals, which are probably older siblings. They leave the nest after around 6 weeks, but are still fed by their parents and siblings for several weeks. Unusually for a toucan, the collared araçari roosts socially, with up to six adults and their young sharing a hole in a tree.

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