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Red Billed Toucan

Red Billed Toucan

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Scientific Name:

Ramphastos tucanus


Distribution

Central and Northern South America


Diet:

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


Facts

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: Vulnerable


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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