Toco Toucan Ramphastos toco
Toco Toucan, Brazil, Sept 2000 - click for larger image Brazil

The first bird was photographed at the Fazenda Sta Tereza Hotel at Pixaim where it hung around the garden.

The Toco Toucan is the only toucan that does not occur exclusively in forest and it is frequently seen flying over open country looking a bit like a cigar with wings at the back. See the distribution map at xeno-canto.

Toco Toucan, Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil, December 2006 - click for larger image

It is also the largest toucan and has an unmistakable yellow orange bill with a black spot at the tip of the upper mandible. The orange skin round the eye contrasts beautifully with the blue eyelids. The throat and rump are white while the undertail coverts are red

The call is a series of low grunts.

Toco Toucan, Santuario do Caraca, Mato Grosso, Brazil, October 2022 - click for larger image
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