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Habitat

Food

Life Cycle

Fun Facts

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Toucans are known for their
large beaks and colorful
feathers. They range in size.
The smallest birds are
12 inches (30 centimeters)
long. The largest toucans
grow up to 25 inches
(64 centimeters) long.

Habitat

Toucans are tropical birds.
They live in Central and
South America. Toucans hop
from branch to branch
in the treetops. At night,
they nest in tree holes.
The holes are often dug
by woodpeckers.

Food

Toucans use their strong beaks
to grab fruit from trees. It is
their main source of food.
They also eat insects, frogs,
and small reptiles.
Some toucans steal eggs
from other birds.

Life Cycle

Toucans lay one to five eggs.
Chicks hatch after about
17 days. Babies have small
beaks when they are born.
The beaks grow as the birds
get older. Toucans can live
up to 20 years in the wild.

Fun Facts

There are about 40 species
of toucan.

Like human fingernails, toucan
beaks are made of keratin.

Toucans have small wings.
They are not good fliers.

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