Toco Toucan Skull Replica
The Toco Tucan is one of the largest of the Toucans, reaching a length of 25 inches. It’s colorful red and orange beak is used to delicately pick berries, small fruits and invertebrates from leaves. Toco Tuca’s are poor fliers, therefore they spend much of their time in the treetops.
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Toco Toucan Skull Replica measures 8.4 inches. Toco Toucan Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. Made in the USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
The Toco toucan or Ramphastos toco, also known as the Common toucan or Giant toucan, is the largest and probably the best known species in the toucan family. It is found in semi-open habitats throughout a large part of central and eastern South America. It is a common attraction in zoos.
The Toco toucan or Ramphastos toco has a striking plumage with a mainly black body, a white throat, chest and uppertail-coverts, and red undertail-coverts. What appears to be a blue iris is actually thin blue skin around the eye. This blue skin is surrounded by another ring of bare, orange skin.
The most noticeable feature is the toco toucan or Ramphastos toco huge bill, which measures from 6 1⁄4 to 9 in. in length, which is yellow-orange, tending to deeper reddish-orange on its lower sections and culmen, and with a black base and large spot on the tip. It looks heavy, but as in other toucans it is relatively light because the inside largely is hollow.
The Ramphastos toco tongue is nearly as long as the bill and very flat. This species is the largest toucan and the largest representative of the order Piciformes. The total length of the species is 21 1⁄2–25 1⁄2 in. Body weight in these birds can vary from 1 lb 1 5⁄8 oz to 1 lb 14 7⁄8 oz.
Among standard measurements, the wing chord is 8 1⁄2 to 10 in., the tail is 5 9⁄16 to 7 1⁄16 in. Other than the size difference, there are no external differences between the sexes.
Juveniles Ramphastos toco are duller and shorter-billed than adults. Its voice consists of a deep, coarse croaking, often repeated every few seconds. It also has a rattling call and will bill-clack.
The Ramphastos toco bill is the largest relative to body size of all birds providing 30 to 50 percent of its body surface area.
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