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About the Toco Toucan

Also known as: Giant Toucan

The Toco Toucan is a large species of toucan, and the most familiar bird of the toucan family. They are resident birds in their central and eastern South American range.

Toco Toucans, like all toucan species, have huge beaks. Toco Toucan bills are yellow-orange with a large black spot at the tip. Their striking plumage includes a black body with a bright white throat and red undertail-coverts.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 04 December 2010
Scientific Name Ramphastos toco
  • Piciformes
  • Ramphastidae
  • Ramphastos
  • R. toco
Birdorable Family Toucans, Hornbills & Barbets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 27 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
22 to 26 inches
17.5 to 30 ounces
Range South America

International Names

  • Tucanuçu (Brazilian)
  • tukan obrovský (Czech)
  • Kæmpetukan (Danish)
  • Reuzentoekan (Dutch)
  • kuningastukaani (Finnish)
  • Toucan toco (French)
  • Riesentukan (German)
  • Tucano Toco (Italian)
  • オニオオハシ (onioohashi) (Japanese)
  • Tocotukan (Norwegian)
  • tukan wielki (Polish)
  • Перцеяд токо (Russian)
  • Tucán Toco (Spanish)

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