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Non-migratory, found in pairs or small flocks. Toucans nest in pre-existing tree holes and lay between 2 and 4 eggs.
Primarily fruit-eaters, toucans have been known to eat lizards and insects.
Woodlands, savannah and open areas
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums has a management plan in effect for the captive population.
- The toucan’s beak can comprise up to 50% of its entire body area.
- It also has a long tongue, measuring up to six inches.
Animalia, Chordata, Aves, Piciformes, Ramphastidae
Place of Birth
Central and South America, Southern Mexico, the Caribbean
12 – 29 inches
Black with accents of white, yellow and red. Prominent brightly colored bill.