[Ramphastos sulfuratus]
  Habitat: Lowland forests and forest borders
  Size: 20"
  Weight: 12-17 oz.
  Average Lifespan: 20 years
  Incubation Period: 16-20 days
  Number of Young: 2-4
  Conservation Status: Least Concern

 Keel billed Toucan Map

 

 

 

 

- Also known as the sulfur-breated toucan or rainbow-billed toucan
- Travel in flocks of 6 to 12 adults, and roost together in holes of tree trunks
- To conserve space, it rests its beak on its back with the tail folded over its head
- The large bill is actually very light; made of keratin, the hollow bill is supported by rods of bone
- Its call is a “creek, creek”, which sounds similar to that of a treefrog
- Is a poor flyer, and moves from tree to tree mostly by hopping
- Diet consists primarily of fruit, but will also eat eggs, insects, tree frogs and small lizards

 

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