Tuesday, August 27, 2013

COSTA RICA ~Keel-billed Toucan ~

... one of the most amazing exotic birds with an impressive beak and colors...a bird living in the rainforest and threatened by deforestation as so many....thanks a lot Cindy!

no real stamps...:(

The toucans of Costa Rica are a interesting and unique group of birds. They are important to the ecology of a tropical rainforest due to their ability to disperse tree seeds.

 Among all Amazon rainforest animals, toucan is one of the most well known - one of the noisiest as well - its call can be heard up to half a mile away. The Toucans bill comes in all sorts of colours, from green, to yellow, to orange, to red, and finally, black. Its bill is 1/3 (one third) of its body's length. The Toucan itself is 50 cm (20 inches) long. It roosts in holes in trees, often with several other toucans.

 They love many kinds of tropical fruits from the rainforest. Apart from fruits, the Toucan likes to eat the eggs of younger, and defenceless birds, little juicy insects, and also reptiles like snakes and lizards.

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