With it’s huge beak and colorful plumage, the Toucan is one of the most popular and well known birds in the world.
The cover is a laser cut illustration of a Toucan surrounded by huge philodendron leaves.
Open the card to a 3-D pop-up Toucan with his famously colorful beak. He is standing in a lush rainforest, gripping a branch with his blue legs. (Did you know Toucan legs were blue? they are!)
This is a card for bird watchers, bird lovers, for birthdays, celebrations. It is a happy flamboyant card. It shouts Summertime! Tropical! And a little wacky.
Toucan play at that game.
What a big bill you have.
Dare to be a force of nature.
Do your duty to keep Nature a beauty.
Let the green be seen.
May the forest be with you.
Love me, love my jungle.
Tree huggers unite!
Toucans live in the canopy layer of the tropical rainforest. The canopy provides plenty of food and protection for the birds. Here, the toucan’s bright colours act as camouflage, hiding the bird among fruits and plants.
Toucans are found in South and Central America in the canopy layer of the rainforest. When they sleep, they turn their heads around and tuck their bills under their wings and tail. They are very important to the rainforest because they help to disperse seeds from the fruits and berries they eat.
Toucans make loud croaking noises. They sound like a frog trying to impersonate a pig. Toucans also make high-pitched squealing sounds.
Toucans do fly, but they don’t have very big wings and aren’t known for their flying prowess. They prefer to glide or to hop around.
A toucan’s bill is very large and can be well over half of the length of its body. The bill is both strong and light.
The primary purpose of a toucan’s bill is feeding. The edges of the bill are serrated. These jagged edges help the toucan tear fruit apart. Toucans also use their bills to reach for food. The bill’s light weight helps the bird reach fruit on thin branches. It is also used to reach into cracks and holes in trees.
Some scientists think that the bright colours on the toucan’s bill may scare smaller birds, allowing the toucan to raid their nests.
Toucans like to shelter in split leaf philodendron forests. The plant is also known as monstera deliciosa.
Toucans have been known to wrestle or fence with their bills, possibly to determine its social standing within the flock.
Toucans are the universal symbol of Fruit Loops. (why?)