Toco Toucan

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.

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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 04 December 2010
Scientific Name
Ramphastos toco
  • Piciformes
  • Ramphastidae
  • Ramphastos
  • R. toco
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 5 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
22 to 26 inches
17.5 to 30 ounces

International Names

Brazilian (Português brasileiro) Tucanuçu
Czech (Cesky) tukan obrovský
Danish (Dansk) Kæmpetukan
Dutch (Nederlands) Reuzentoekan
Finnish (Suomi) kuningastukaani
French (Français) Toucan toco
German (Deutsch) Riesentukan
Italian (Italiano) Tucano Toco
Japanese (日本語) オニオオハシ (onioohashi)
Norwegian (Norsk) Tocotukan
Polish (Polski) tukan wielki
Russian (русский язык) Перцеяд токо
Spanish (Español) Tucán Toco
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