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Red Billed Toucan

Red Billed Toucan

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Scientific Name:

Ramphastos tucanus


Central and Northern South America


Omnivore. Fruits, palms, insects, lizards, bird eggs and birds.


Habitat: Mainly tropical forests.

Incubation: 15-16 days / 2-3 eggs


Social structure: Single, pairs or small groups of up to 7


Weight: 700g max

Dimensions: 58cm max

Estimated population in the wild: Common

Lifespan: ~20

Threats: Deforestation and hunting.

IUCN Status: Least concern

Did you know that:

  1. They nest in tree holes.
  2. Their extremely large bill is very light, as it is made of a spongy substance called keratin.

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