Here are a few cute photos of the toucans I saw at the bird exhibition last week.
An interesting fact about these birds is that they are not good at flying, even though they spend a lot of time on trees. They mostly move by hopping.
Toucans range in size from the lettered aracari, at 130 g (4.6 oz) and 29 cm (11.5 inches), to the toco toucan, at 680 g (1.5 lb) and 63 cm (29 inches).
A toucan’s huge beak is actually very light and full of air pockets. It also helps them cool their body temperature.
They also use their beaks to pluck and peel fruits. Apart from fruits, they also catch insects, frogs, and reptiles.
Another interesting fact is that toucans live in flocks of five to six birds. They live in the tropical rainforest of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Their lifespan is up to 20 years.