There are about forty different species of toucan, spread over five genera. These include toucans and their smaller cousins, aracaris and toucanets. Here are some fun facts about the toucan family. All toucans have colorful and extremely large bills. Despite... Read more »
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 & Statistics
The Toco Toucan is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
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With its massive orange-yellow bill, the Toco Toucan is one of the most recognized birds in the world. Here are some interesting facts about the Toco Toucan and its amazing bill. The Toco Toucan is the largest species of... Read more »