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Toucan Skulls Replicas Models measures 8.4 inches. The Toucan Skulls Replicas Models is Museum quality polyurethane resin cast made in the USA.
The Keel-billed toucan is native to Central and South America. Toucans are easily identifiable by their large colorful beaks. This beak has a serrated edge which functions much like teeth. A toucans diet consists of berries, fruits, occasional small vertebrates and insects.
Toucans bodies are short and compact. The tail is rounded and varies in length, from half the length to the whole length of the body. The neck is short and thick. The wings are small, as they are forest-dwelling birds who only need to travel short distances, and are often of about the same span as the bill-tip-to-tail-tip measurements of the bird.
The legs of the toucan are strong and rather short. Their toes are arranged in pairs with the first and fourth toes turned backward. The majority of toucans do not show any sexual dimorphism in their coloration.
The colorful and large bill, which in some large species measures more than half the length of the body, is the hallmark of toucans. Despite its size, the toucan’s bill is very light, being composed of bone struts filled with spongy tissue of keratin between them. This deep light-weight construction is the most efficient in terms of strength/weight ratio. The bill has forward-facing serrations resembling teeth. The large bill of the toucan is a highly efficient thermoregulation system, though its size may still be advantageous in other ways. It does aid in their feeding behavior (as they sit in one spot and reach for all fruit in range, thereby reducing energy expenditure). The beak allows the bird to reach deep into tree-holes to access food unavailable to other birds, and also to ransack suspended nests built by smaller birds.
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