June 20, 2015 – Green-billed Toucan or Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicolorus)

Requested by: taylorrbranham

These toucans are common in Atlantic forests in parts of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. Like most toucans, they feed on large amounts of fresh fruit and will occasionally eat eggs and small animals. During the breeding season, males and females throw fruit to one another as a courtship ritual. They nest in old tree cavities, but often leave the eggs uncovered, seldom sitting for more than an hour at a time. Both parents incubate the eggs and feed the chicks.