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    Toucan - Wikipedia

    • Toucans are Neotropical birds in the family Ramphastidae. The Ramphastidae are most closely related to the Toucan barbets. They are brightly marked and have large, often colorful bills. The family includes five genera and over 40 different species. Toucans are arboreal and typically lay two to four white eggs in their nests. They make their nests in tre… See more

    Taxonomy and systematics

    The name of this bird group is derived from the Tupi word tukana or the Guaraní word tukã, via Portuguese. The family includes toucans, aracaris and toucanets; more distant relatives include various families of barbets and … See more


    Toucans range in size from the lettered aracari (Pteroglossus inscriptus), at 130 g (4.6 oz) and 29 cm (11 in), to the toco toucan (Ramphastos toco), at 680 g (1.50 lb) and 63 cm (25 in). Their bodies are short (of co… See more

    Distribution and habitat

    Toucans are native to the Neotropics, from Southern Mexico, through Central America, into South America south to northern Argentina. They mostly live in the lowland tropics, but the mountain species from the genus … See more

    Behaviour and ecology

    Toucans are highly social and most species occur in groups of up to 20 or more birds for most of the time. Pairs may retire from the groups during the breeding season, then return with their offspring after the breeding s… See more

    Relationship with humans

    The toucans are, due to their unique appearance, among the most popular and well known birds in the world. Across their native range they were hunted for food and also kept as pets, and their plumage and bills were u… See more

    External links

    Video of a chestnut-mandibled toucan pair raising their chicks. See more

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