National Geographic : 1953 Jan
© National Geographic Society " Strange "Scribblings" Adorn the Bill of the Lettered Aracari Beak markings that look like written letters gave these Brazilian birds the first part of their name; the second part is a Tupi Indian word. Skilled acrobats, Arao aris can make long leaps from branch to branch with their wings closed. " Unlettered Relatives Likewise Hail from Amazonian Jungles Nature gave them distinctive haberdashery; hence their name, Double-collared Aracari. Like their kin (above) and other species of aracari-bright-colored tropical American toucans-they nest in hollow trees and eat mainly fruit.