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Toco Toucan

Toco Toucan

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Other name(s): Common Toucan; Giant Toucan

Scientific name: Ramphastos toco


Details: The Toco Toucan, the largest of the toucans, is also the top performing toucan. This highly coveted, extremely intelligent bird can be a wonderful pet for the experienced bird owner who can provide for its special diet, offer plenty of space, and allow the toucan plenty of interaction with the family. They also make a fine display in a large well-planted aviary with no companions, but they are too large and too aggressive to be a good candidate for the mixed-species aviary.

The Toco Toucan's black and white plumage may also be the most elegant of the toucan species. The main body color is deep black, which contrasts nicely with the broad, snow-white chest and rump. The mostly orange bill is tipped with a teardrop shaped black mark on the upper mandible, but it stands out mostly because it seems so huge even in comparison to the bird's already large body. The females are somewhat smaller than the males.
Owners say:
sweet bird, beautiful bird
bird poop, messy eater, home aviarists, iron storage disease, haemochromaotosis
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Sweet and curious, these birds are not often seen as ...
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tremendous amount of work. a beautiful bird but very ...
Review by: carol gelfand (3) March 19, 2009 15:51
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