Fairly small toucan found in northwestern Amazonia. Often the most common speices of aracari within its range. Mainly black above and yellow below, with two conspicuous dark belly bands. Also note bare blue-green skin around eye and striking black-and-yellow bill with a red tip. Typically found in small groups in the canopy of lowland forest and edges, up into the foothills of the Andes. Often seen perched conspicuously on a snag, or foraging in a fruiting tree.