Bird Families

The red-breasted toucan is found in southern and eastern Brazil, eastern Paraguay, and far northeastern Argentina

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Red-breasted toucan

The red-breasted toucan is found in southern and eastern Brazil, eastern Paraguay, and far northeastern Argentina. It is mainly found in the Atlantic Forest. This type of toucan is quite common, therefore it is not endangered.

It is one of the smallest species of the toucan family, weighing about 350 g and having the shortest beak, about 10 cm. The red-breasted toucan gets its name from a large patch of red feathers located in the abdomen. His chest is orange with yellow flecks around the edges. The beak is pale greenish-beige.

Red-breasted toucans are practically not kept at home due to the need for a large cage, a complex fruit diet and sensitivity to various kinds of diseases, such as hemosiderosis.

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