The colorful and large bill, which in some large species measures more than half the length of the body, is the hallmark of toucans.
Despite its size, the toucan’s bill is very light, is a highly efficient thermoregulation system. It also helps their feeding behavior, as they sit in one spot and reach for all fruit in range, thereby reducing energy expenditure, and allows the bird to reach deep into tree-holes to access food unavailable to other birds.
Tucans are not difficult to spot in the forest around Xixuau Amazon Ecolodge.
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Photo: Homo Ambiens