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Keel billed toucan

Ramphastos sulfuratus

Description:

The keel billed toucan is the national bird of Belize While the bill seems large and cumbersome, it is in fact a spongy, hollow bone covered in keratin, a very light and hard protein. The plumage of the Keel-billed Toucan is mainly black with a yellow neck and chest. Molting occurs once per year.[5] It has blue feet and red feathers at the tip of its tail. The bill is mainly green with a red tip and orange sides.

Habitat:

Behind pyramid 4 at Tikal.

Notes:

Despite being the Belize national bird, our best views were in Guatamala

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KarenSaxton
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KarenSaxton

Petén, Guatemala

Spotted on Dec 28, 2012
Submitted on Feb 10, 2013

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