Rainforest Toucan


Rainforest Toucan is one of the most amazing rainforest birds.


There are about 40 different species of toucans and they are all found in Central and South American rainforest, southern Mexico and Caribbean.




Toucan Sits on a Tree Limb in the Belize Zoo
© Poster by AllPosters. Click on thumbnail to buy

Their most distinctive feature - the massive, colurful bill - is very light.



It is known to work as a mechanism for thermoregulation; as well as enable the bird to reach deeper into tree hollows.



Parrot in Bird Park, Bay Islands, Hd
© Poster by AllPosters. Click on thumbnail to buy

Toucans eat mostly fruit but take insects and small prey when available. They have got a long and narrow tongue and they are important seed dispersals.  


Toco Toucan, Iguacu National Park, Brazil
© Poster by AllPosters. Click on thumbnail to buy

Toucans live up in trees where they nest in tree hollows. They lay 2-4 eggs and the young ar naked when they hatch. They live in pairs or sometimes small flocks; and they do not migrate.

Portrait of a Toco Toucan (Ramphastos Toco), Brazil
© Poster by AllPosters. Click on thumbnail to buy



Custom Search








What's New

Rainforest News

About Us

About Using Content


You Are Secure!


[?] Subscribe To This Site

XML RSS
follow us in feedly
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines



Bookmark and Share