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The toucan stands out immediately when you enter Amazonia! It’s brightly coloured beak and black body makes this tropical bird hard to ignore. We are talking about the toco toucan. This is the largest species of toucan and the largest representative of the order of Piciformes.
Multifunctional toucan beak
The most noticeable attribute of the toco toucan is its yellow and orange-coloured beak with black tip. The toco toucan has the largest beak of all birds in proportion to its body. But what is it used for? The toucan uses its beak to find food and to generate sounds. In addition, it also uses its beak as some sort of ‘heat exchanger’.
Did you know…
That the giant beak might seem heavy, but weighs almost nothing? It is namely entirely hollow on the inside.