The collared aracari is a toucan, a near-passerine bird. It breeds from southern Mexico to Panama; also Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela and Costa Rica. Like other toucans, the collared aracari is brightly marked and has a large bill. The adult is typically 39–41 cm long. The sexes are alike in appearance. Small flocks, usually consisting of 6-15 birds, move through the forest with a rapid direct flight. This species is primarily an arboreal
fruit-eater, but will also take insects, lizards, eggs, and other small prey.