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Toucans – The Birds With Long, Brightly Colored Bill

Toucans Quiz
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Toucans on television commercials love fruity cereal, but in real life, toucans would choose fruit over cereal. Toucans live in the rainforests of South America, where they spend their days eating fruit, insects and the occasional egg or small bird.

Toucan on a Tree Branch Image - Science for Kids All About Toucans
Toucans have a long, brightly colored bill. It looks sharp, but it’s not designed for fighting. Instead, toucans use their bills to pick fruit.

Toucans have a long, brightly colored bill. It looks sharp, but it’s not designed for fighting. Instead, toucans use their bills to pick fruit.

Toucan Eating a Fruit Image
Toucans live in the rainforests of South America, where they spend their days eating fruit.

Fun Facts about Toucans for Kids

  • Toucans lay their eggs in holes in trees. Both the father and mother take care of the babies.
  • Toucan babies don’t have big bills. The bills become larger as they grow.
  • Toucans weigh just a little over 1 pound.
  • These popular birds live in small flocks. They call and hoot to each other loudly.
  • Some people keep toucans as pets.
Toucan Inside a Tree Hole Image
Toucans lay their eggs in holes in trees. More all about toucans, both the father and mother take care of the babies.

Toucan Vocabulary

  1. Commercial: advertisement
  2. Rainforest: dense, wet forest
  3. Bill: beak
  4. Flock: group

Learn More All About Toucans

Watch this episode of Birds of Paradise:

A National Geographic documentary about toucans.

Toucan Q&A

Question: How big is a toucan’s bill?

Answer: A toucan’s bill can be as long as his entire body.

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Question: Are toucans related to parrots?

Answer: Toucans are related to woodpeckers.

 

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