|Distribution||Venezuela,Guiana, Brazil, Bolivia.|
DESCRIPTION OF THE SPECIES
The size is about 60cm. The average weight is 500g or slightly more. The nest (a hollow, usually extended by the birds) is usually placed on tall trees. The pad inside the nest is arbitrary and slipshod, as a rule, consists of leaves and feathers and down of birds. The female lays 2-3 eggs and incubates them for 20 days. The chicks leave the nest at the age of about eight weeks. Decorative and ritual use of the feathers of different species of toucans for adornment, especially, in haircuts and hair clips made of the beaks of birds, became very popular among the Indians of the equatorial and tropical America long time ago. The locals strongly hunt them because of their tasty meat. Nevertheless, this species is quite common in South America.
Adult birds eat mainly fruits, seeds and nuts. During the breeding, the adults need various foods, including the animal one
10-12 years on average.