Toco Toucan




Piciformes > Ramphastidae

Rainforests, tropical jungles,

and palm groves

Omnivorous, including fruit,

bird eggs, rodents, insects, etc.

The Toco Toucan is also known as the

"King Beak" because of its beautiful, large beak.

The beak looks heavy but is actually hollow and very light.

When the weather is warm,

the bird collects heat from its body in its beak and releases it to the outside.

When it is cold, it contracts its beak to regulate its body temperature.

Its rump feathers are red, and when it sleeps, it shows its red rump.

This is to intimidate approaching enemies.