Thursday, April 28, 2011

Conner H. is Most Excited to See a Toucan!

I am looking forward to observe the Toucan in the rain forest of Costa Rica. No, I did not pick this animal because it's the face of my favorite cereal (Toucan Sam), but I do really enjoy the colors of the birds.

There are six different species of Toucan in Costa Rica, two of the most common are the keel-billed toucan (tucan pico iris), and the chestnut-mandibled toucan. (Ticos call is dios tedé). Another name for Toucan is the "flying banana"; I suppose they call it this because it's beak is shaped like a banana, and it also has a diet primarily consisting of fruit.

1 comment:

  1. The toucan thrives in the upper and middle layers of the Costa Rican rainforest, and can also be spotted in the sub tropical rainforrest. The toucan is often seen in packs of 3-15 in the canopy region of the rainforest. The toucan is commonly seen in Costa Rica, and their population is not yet in danger, but the deforestation of their habitats seems to be the only danger these birds will see in their future.