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Toucan (Ramphastos toco)

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Toucan (Ramphastos toco)


The Toucan reaches a body length of 56 to 62 cm. The males of the nominate have a beak length of an average of 20 centimeters, the length of the beak subspecies Ramphastos toco albogularis is 18.7 centimeters smaller. Females are generally smaller beaks. The females of the nominate the bill length averages 17.9 inches, and where the subspecies R. t. albogularis 16.5 Zentimeter.Dies is the biggest bill of all toucans. The weight varies 640-860 grams for the males and 500-695 grams for females.

The Toucan lives in the lowland regions of eastern South America from Suriname to northeast Argentina. In the West, reached the species in Bolivia and Peru, the foothills of the Andes. The Toco toucans is the only one who colonized and semi-open terrain.

The diet consists mainly of fruits of the Toucan, but insects, bird eggs, young birds and other small animals will not be spurned by him. The toucan uses its huge beak for picking larger fruits, they auszuquetschen and drink the juice.

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