The collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus) dwells from S Mexico to W Ecuador.
41cm (16”), 230g. Slender, with long graduated tail; short rounded wings; large bill. Head, neck and chest glossy black; a narrow rufous nuchal collar; upperparts glossy dark olive; remiges and rectrices dark olive; rump and upper-tail coverts red; underparts bright yellow, suffused with red; a round black spot un upper breast; broad black band across upper belly, more or less mixed with red; thighs chestnut. Iris bright yellow, black spot behind pupil; facial skin black, shading to dull red behind the eye; upper mandible pale yellowish, maroon near base; stripe along culmen, tip, coarse serrations along tomium, lower mandible black; narrow white line encircles base of bill. Young: Duller: head and chest sooty-black; back brownish-olive; rump duller red; below pale yellow with indistinct breast-spot and band; bill without basal line and serrations.