Pale-mandibled Aracari
Pteroglossus erythropygius
(L 16-17")
Large and colorful...best locat-
ed in the early morning.
Silanche Reserve
Ecuador
16Jan2011
Pteroglossus in Greek means
wing tongue;
erythropygius
means red rump.
When you want to know precise
biological affinities, turn to the
scientific names, which make
relationships clear.  
(Jeffrey A. Gordon)