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Keel-billed Toucan

Ramphastos sulfuratus

Description:

Also known as Sulfur-breasted Toucan, Rainbow-billed Toucan, is a colorful Latin American member of the toucan family. They has two toes facing forward and two facing back, because the Toucans spend a large portion of time in the trees, this helps for the birds to stay on the branches of the trees and hop from one to another. It can be found from Southern Mexico to Venezuela and Colombia. The Keel-billed Toucan is sometimes kept in captivity, which I'm not agreed, because such a beautiful bird should be in the wild, not in your homes. Also in spanish is called "Tucan Payaso" like Clown Toucan, because of it colors.

Habitat:

It roosts in the canopies of tropical, subtropical, and lowland rainforests, up to altitudes of 1,900 m. It roosts in holes in trees, often with several other toucans.

Notes:

This toucan was photographed at the Barranquilla zoo.

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7 Comments

Saber
Saber 12 years ago

very nice shoot :) !

What can you say? Mother Nature is Amazing anywhere you look!

KarenL
KarenL 12 years ago

Stunning bird!

p.young713
p.young713 12 years ago

Very Pretty!

FREEhands
FREEhands 12 years ago

the first time i saw a Toucan here in my country it amazed me because of its beak that seems almost half of its body in terms of its size. :) but i really love them. ^____^

calabuig52
calabuig52 12 years ago

Precioso este tucán, importante pico y colorido. Saludos

lindistar
lindistar 12 years ago

Beautiful!

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Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia

Spotted on Nov 29, 2010
Submitted on Mar 2, 2011

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