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.
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