Habitat: Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina
Status: Least Concern
Before doing some research as Toucans, I never imagined that there were so many different species! I really only have the image of a “stereotypical” toucan in my mind – one with a big orange beak. Now my head is spinning with pictures and names of Toucans!
This one in particular, the Red-breasted Toucan or Green-billed Toucan is a particularly beautiful species. The colors are absolutely amazing! Apparently, these are quite common in the Atlantic Forest so if anyone has ever had the chance to see one I’m very jealous!
It is one of the smallest species of Ramphastos toucans, weighing around 350 grams and it also has one of the smallest beaks at only 4 inches long. As you know, I’m partial to smaller animals being quite small myself!