Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bird Figurine Series - # 3

These are toucans noted for their huge beaks!
     Janine and I got these toucan figurines from our mother.  Toucans can be found in tropical forests extending from Central America to the Amazon valley. They got their name from the word 'tucano' in the language of the Tupi Indians of Brazil.  Their huge bills are not heavy as they are filled with a honeycomb-like cellular bony tissue.  However they are strong enough to crush the fruits that they mainly feed on.
                                   

22 comments:

Sunray Gardens said...

How unusual and very cute!
Cher Sunray Gardens
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Sandee said...

They are adorable Judy and thanks for the history lesson too. I didn't know this about their bills.

Have a terrific day. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

I really like these Cher! Enjoy the rest of your day.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Sandee! I hope your Thursday has been going great.

Judy said...

I love these toucan figurines. They are so beautiful. You have a fabulous collections!!! Have a great day:)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Judy! Take care and enjoy the rest of your day.

Ugochi said...

Lovely looking birds Judy!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Ugochi!

Nicole@Show Off Friday said...

Those are cute figurines!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Nicole!

Maria said...

Adorable pieces! I loved the facts you shared, Judy!
It is crazy to think that their beaks can crush fruit so easily!
I hope the week treated you well and that you are ready to enjoy
a nice, relaxing weekend.
It's cooling down here a bit and I think it may just stick around!
Have a wonderful, happy weekend!!
Lots of love
Xoxox
Maria

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Maria,
Thanks a lot. It is always good to hear from you. I am fine. However I am having internet woes and Jamaica is now on a tropical storm watch. Anyway I hope Tropical Storm Isaac stays away and we will have a good weekend. Have yourself a wonderful weekend. Lots of Love & Friendship always.
Judy

Clairejustine said...

They are so sweet Judy,love these :)have a great weekend..

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Clairejustine! I also wish you a great weekend.

Lea Hunt said...

Our baby would loves these :)

Paula Miller said...

Cute! I like the large one with the yellow beak the most :)

Thanks for linking up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!

Paula
lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Lea,
Thanks for your comment. Have a good weekend.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Paula! Have a great weekend.

May said...

They look so colorful and unique..
My first time of hearing about them.
Thanks for sharing, and have a wonderful week..

Winnie said...

These are really exquisite
Beautiful and colorful

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Winnie! Have a good week.

Judy Haughton-James said...

You are welcome May! Thanks for your comments and have a great week.

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