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Keel-Billed Toucan

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The Keel-Billed Toucan, also known as Sulfur-breasted Toucan, and Rainbow-billed Toucan, is a colorful South American bird and is the national bird of Belize. Toucans survive mostly on a wide-range of fruit but they also eat small birds, eggs, insects, small mammals, and reptiles. Found from southern Mexico to Venezuela and Columbia, it roosts in the canopies of tropical, subtropical, and lowland rainforests. A social bird, it travels in flocks of six to twelve individuals through lowland rainforests. A poor flyer it mostly hops through trees. Groups of toucans will often share cramped living quarters of holes in trees. To accommodate each other, the birds tuck their tails and beaks under their bodies to conserve space while sleeping. The females bury a clutch of two to four eggs, with the male and female sharing in the care, taking turns incubating the eggs. After hatching, the males again help with feeding the chicks. The chicks stay in their nests for approximately nine months while their bills fully develop.

Keel-Billed Toucan - Fast Facts

Type: Bird
Diet: Omnivore
Average lifespan in the wild: 20 years
Size: 20 in (50 cm)
Weight: 14 oz (400 g)
Group name: flock
Status: STABLE

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