Toucans

37 species

Toucans are Neotropical near passerine birds most closely related to the American barbets. They are brightly marked and have large, often colorful bills. Toucans are resident breeders and do not migrate. They are usually found in pairs or small flocks. They are arboreal and typically lay 2-21 white eggs in their nests located in tree hollows and holes excavated by other animals such as woodpeckers. When the eggs hatch, the young emerge completely naked, without any down. Toucans are, due to their unique appearance, among the most popular and well known birds in the world. Across their native range they were hunted for food and also kept as pets, and their plumage and bills were used for decorations.
Toucans are Neotropical near passerine birds most closely related to the American barbets. They are brightly marked and have large, often colorful bills. Toucans are resident breeders and do not migrate. They are usually found in pairs or small flocks. They are arboreal and typically lay 2-21 white eggs in their nests located in tree hollows and holes excavated by other animals such as woodpeckers. When the eggs hatch, the young emerge completely naked, without any down. Toucans are, due to their unique appearance, among the most popular and well known birds in the world. Across their native range they were hunted for food and also kept as pets, and their plumage and bills were used for decorations.