Toco Toucan

• ORDER • • FAMILY • • GENUS & SPECIES«

Piciformes Ramphastidae Ramphastos toco

Toucan Breed Species

KEY FEATURES

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

KEY FEATURES

The largest toucan; known throughout the world as an exotic symbol of South American forests Its bill is a lightweight and dexterous tool for plucking and manipulating fruit and seeds Also uses bill to kill small animals and in playful bouts of bill-fencing and mutual preening

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Found in South America, from Guyana south across much of southeastern Brazil to northern Argentina, and into westernmost Bolivia; its range excludes the heart of the Amazon rainforest

Of all the South American toucans, the toco, with its bold bib and glaring eye, has the greatest liking for open woodland and is most likely to be seen near human settlement.

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