Curly Arasari is a bird that lives in highlands, from South America to Mexico. It belongs to the toucan family and the order of woodpeckers.
Arasari are divided into 14 types, but only the curly one stands out from the others. This is the brightest representative of the toucan. The bird got its name due to its unusual color.
A slender physique and a stepped tail are not all that can be said about this species. The bird can be painted in all colors of the rainbow, but more often yellow, green and red colors prevail. The feather plumage is distinguished by curls, for which the handsome man received the name arasari.
On the crown of the head there are black, as if glossy, curly curls. This "plastic cap" is one of the main distinguishing features of the oleifera family.
Around the curly eyes, the skin has turned green, and the rest of the head is covered with feathers. Closer to the beak, they acquire a white color with black tips. The yellow breast gradually changes color to orange and then to red. Closer to the belly, it changes back to yellow, thereby creating a red, enveloping line of the body.
The wings are green, and the back, as well as the chest, are red, which gives a mesmerizing effect in the sunlight. Seen in profile, the upper part of the beak includes orange, burgundy and, at times, green. The second part of the beak, in addition to the orange tip, is white.
Curly Arasari is a small bird. The size of an adult individual reaches 40-45 centimeters, and the average weight is 220 grams.
It is an intelligent and friendly bird. Therefore, it is easy to make arasari your friend. It feeds on fruits and in the most rare cases attacks animals that have lost their vigilance. In the countries of habitation of this species, such birds are often found as a pet.
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