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Toco toucan

Zoo Location:
 Toco toucan
Habitat

Coastal forest edges, stream sides, scrub and plantations.

Wild Diet

Forages in small groups eating fruit, insects, young birds and eggs.

Behaviour

Unlike other toucan species, toco toucans spend more time in open habitats. Despite their clumsy appearance, they can be very agile, using their large beaks to get fruits and other food that would otherwise be out-of-reach.

Breeding

Toco toucans lay 2 to 4 eggs in a natural tree hollow or river bank hole. Both parents incubate and rear the young, which fledge at around 50 days.

Conservation

The toco toucan is not currently threatened. Its preference for open habitat means it is not as affected by the wide spread deforestation in South America.

 Toco toucan

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Ramphastos toco
  • Class: Birds
  • Order: Piciformes
  • Family: Ramphastidae
  • Conservation status: Least Concern
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