Cuviers Toucan
Ecuador 22-335
Photograph by Tass Thacker

In the Amazon basin of eastern Ecuador we spend days hiking rainforest trails and watching out for animals and birds.

Of the 37 different species of toucans found in the new world (ranging from southern Mexico all the way to Argentina in South America), the Cuviers toucan is one of the largest--almost two feet long!

The bill of the toucan is mostly hollow and very lightweight.

Toucans eat mainly fruit, but will sometimes eat eggs, other young birds, insects and lizards.

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