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What is a toucan?
What kinds of toucans are there?
The history of toucans and humans
Plate-billed mountain toucan
Some birds are beautiful, such as the blue and gold macaw, the dove, and the peacock; other birds are graceful, such as the different types of swan.
The toucan is none of these. It is one of the funniest looking kinds of birds out there, and that includes the kiwi, the ostrich, and the flamingo. A toucan has a huge beak, some of them as long as their body.
This New World bird is one fascinating creature, not only for its beak and bright colors, but also for the way it lives and does things. Not all birds are alike, after all.