Many-banded Aracari
Acropternis orthonyx
(L 16-17")
in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru,
and Venezuela...found individually
or in groups of a dozen.
Sacha Lodge
Ecuador
18Mar2017
Orthonyx in Greek means
straight claw.
The tips and edges of bird bills
have nerve endings allowing them
to feel what it is touching and
manipulating.
(R Lederer and C Burr)