Friday, February 17, 2012


The Toco toucan is at home in south America's tropical forest but is recognized everywhere for its colorful bill has made it one of the world's most popular birds.

Its bill is 7.5 inch-long as a weapon the bill is a bit more for show than substance it is a honeycomb of bone that actually contains a lot of air.

But the toucan's bill is useful as a feeding tool, the birds use them to reach fruit on branches that are to small to support their weight.

In addition to fruit, the Toco toucan's eat insects and sometimes young birds, eggs, or lizards too toucans live in small flocks of about six birds.

Toucan's nest in tree holes they usually have two to four eggs each year, which both parents care for young toucan's do not have large bill at birth it grows as they develop and dose not become full size for several months.

toco toucan

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