Beautiful Creatures – 10 Rare Toucan Species

Curly-Crested Toucan
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Today’s beautiful creatures, check out these 10 rare toucan species you probably never knew existed from the photographers at 500px!

Fiery-Billed Toucan
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Guianan-Toucanets Toucan
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Ecuadorian Toucan
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White-Throated Toucan
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Arial Toucan
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Choco Toucan
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Collared Toucan
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Keel-Billed Toucan
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Red-Breasted Toucan
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Brazil Toucan
Beautiful Creatures - 10 Rare Toucan Species Tucano - Brasil
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Toucans are members of the Ramphastidae family of birds which come from the Neotropics of central and south America. They are known to be very brightly marked and have large bills which can be very beautiful and colorful. There are 40 types of Toucan many of which are now protected species. Most like to eat fruits, berries and nuts which are found in the rain forests.

Toucans species come in all sizes, the smallest is the lettered aracari which is 11 inches long and only weighs 4 ounces right up to the toco toucan which is nearly 3 feet long and weighs one and a half pounds.

Despite the size of the toucan’s bill, it is extremely light weight and filled with spongy tissue.

Rare Toucan Species

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