Geographical Range Central and eastern South America
Habitat Forest patches, palm groves
Scientific Name Rhamphastos toco
Conservation Status Common

Toco toucans are the largest of the 37 species of toucans. They grow to 25 inches long, though their impressive beak accounts for nearly half of that length. Although the beak looks heavy, it’s actually composed of many air chambers that make it very lightweight. The toucans use their beak to skin fruit, their primary food source.

Toucans nest in tree cavities. Both parents care for the chicks.

Did You Know?

Toucans communicate with sharp calls that can be heard over half a mile away.