Toucan Facts

toucan facts

Where Do Toucans Live?

Toucan is a brightly colored bird commonly found in the rain forests of the Central and South America. Toucans are birds with variety in color as well as the size. Bright in color having red, blue, yellow, orange etc. and the size varies from 14 to 30 inches. These birds have a distinguished feature by having a long bill that is approximately half the size of their body. This bill is not very sharp or strong but is made of a tough material and helps the bird in getting food from inside the holes of the trees and help them protect themselves.

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The birds live on trees in a group of six to seven birds. They have big claws that help them balance on the trees, the two claws are in the front and two at the back. There colorful wings help them ambush with the leaves and the fruits.

What Do Toucans Eat?

They are quite lazy birds and do not fly high or far away, they stay in the jungles and enjoy the fruits of the trees on which they live. Toucans are forgivers as well as omnivores. Though they mainly eat fruits but also feed upon insects, rodents, reptiles, eggs and chicks of the other birds. Toucans are mostly hunted by the humans, big birds, jaguars and wild cats.

what do toucans eat

There are almost 37 species of toucans. They generally stay alone or with a mate. The female gives 3 to 4 eggs at a time and both together incubate the eggs. The young ones have very small bill which takes few months to develop properly. They are very noisy and make loud sounds. When it comes to rest they roll themselves and sleep in the holes of the trees. The facts show that Toco Toucan with orange yellowish colored bill about 7.5 inches is the largest toucan and the smallest species is the Aracar Toucanet. Toucans are related to woodpeckers.

Toco Toucan

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50 Comments on “Toucan Facts”

  1. Maybe the facts are right…. But seriously work on the grammar and the story clashes, at least if you lie dnt mess up!

  2. I’m learning about toucans for science my. My whole row does the rainforest and some people in my class does something else we each have to pick a animal in the place where they live I’m 12.

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  4. Wow! Very interesting thank for posting! Made my day cant wait to see another one of your clever fun little facts! Hey have you ever been to the zoo? I’ve been to the zoo, what a great ay with the fam loads of fun and I got to pet the giraffe!!! I had to take a minute out of my day to let you know.

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