What is the uniqueness of Toucan Bird?
The uniqueness of toucan birds is that they have a very large beak than the beaks of other types of birds that have a body the size of them. The beak has a beautiful color and is usually light in color. Although large, this beak is very light and strong because the structure is not solid and has a cavity containing a lot of air.
Toucan feathers are dark except on the neck as well as some wing feathers and also tails with a bright color. The length of the body is approximately 65 cm and the length of the beak itself is about 20 cm.
The beak of a toucan bird is more than a third the size of its body. The outer layer of the beak is made of keratin, which is the material on the nails and hair. The reason why the beak is light is that the Toucan beak layer consists of many small hexagonal slabs that accumulate like shingle roofs.
The texture of the inner beak can be likened to the texture of the hard foam. Some are hollow, and some are skeletal and membrane.
What Is The Most Recognized Type Of Toucan?
Toco toucan is the best-known species of toucan.
Common characteristics of Toco Toucan are as follows:
- It has a black body, a white throat, and red tail feathers.
- It has thin blue skin around the eyes surrounded by other orange skin circles.
- The beak is 15.8 to 23 cm long or 6.2 to 9.1 inches long.
- It measures from 500 to 876 grams or 1.1 to 1.93 lb.
Toucans living in the Amazon Rainforest
- The Chestnut Eared Aracari
- The Curl-Crested Aracari
- Emerald Toucanet
- Lettered Aracari
- White-Throated Toucan