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  • 1. Toucan By Clara 5W
  • 2. Classification
    • A Toucan is a bird that lives in a tropical or subtropical Rainforest. It’s scientific name for a toucan is: Ramphastos sulfuratus also there are 37 different species of toucans. They are very noisey animals also they are becoming endangered.
  • 3. Description
    • The Toucan has a long colourful bill with a black and white body. The males and females are the same colour. They can grow up to 20 inches or 50 centimetres long. Their legs are rather short but they are very strong with large scales.
  • 4. Habitat
    • The habitat of a toucan is the tropical and subtropical rainforest, as they need forest-like green climate conditions to thrive in. Toucans make their homes in the trees of the canopy layer. They sleep in holes that are in trees. If they don’t fit they turn themselves into a feathery ball to make their body smaller.
  • 5. Movement
    • Toucans fly really fast in the canopy. They do this to get food and take care for their babies.
  • 6. Feeding Habits
    • Toucans like to eat is: fruit, lizards, reptiles, smaller birds, tree frogs and birds eggs. They are omnivorous and frugivors so that means they like to eat a lot of fruit.
  • 7. Breeding Habits
    • The male toucan attracts the female to their mate, with a mating call that is very loud and can be heard from a long distance. The female is pregnant from 3 to 10 days and when the eggs are laid it takes about a month to hatch.
  • 8. Other Facts
    • Toucans protect Themselves by using its beck at intruders that are smaller than it. They can live up to 20 years. Scientists haven’t figured out why their bills are so big.
  • 9. Bibliography
    • www.widernessclassroom.com
    • www.modernizedcaveman.com/pics/toucan.jpg
    • www.numbertheory.files.wordpress.com
    • www.photoatlas.com/photo/panama-toucan.jpg
    • www.whyevolutionistrue.flies.wordpress.com
    • www.centralamerica.com/cr/gallery/graphics/toucan.jpg
    • http://www.buzzle.com/articles/toucans-habitat.html