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Ramphastos sulfuratus


The ranfástidos (Ramphastidae), commonly known as toucans, are a family of Piciformes birds characterized by having a well-developed beak and bright colors. They measure between 18 and 63 cm, the toco toucan (Ramphastos toco) the largest.


They live in tropical forests from Mexico to South America. Some prefer the rain forests and other land the colder altitudes between 2000 m and 3000 m


The name of this group of birds comes from the Tupi Tucana, through French.

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JivaniAakash 11 years ago

Beautiful Beak

Carolina 12 years ago

Northern South America too!

Yes! It's amazing

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

Wow...Nature's best colours blessed in Central America....!!

alice and nath
alice and nath 12 years ago

Beautiful bird!

Carolina 12 years ago

The Keel-billed is the coolest toucan ever.

Yes, it is one of the most beautiful birds I've seen, and seeing them flying in the jungle is the best.

LauraMaria 12 years ago

Gorgeous! I love the colours :) I love toucans, they're so vibrant! This one has an especially exotic mix of colours.


Spotted on Apr 20, 2011
Submitted on Apr 29, 2011

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