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This is my Story...

Colorful not only describes the beauty of this Morgana a Keel-Billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) but her personality as well!

I was just a young fledgling when I was found on the ground at La Ceiba Natural Reserve.

I had injuries, due to falling from a great height.

I have neurological damage (we do not know if it is genetic, due to a disease, or due to the fall) which causes me to have unusual repetitive behavior. I am also very uncoordinated and do not fly.

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Keel-Billed Toucans(Ramphastos sulfuratus)

Its popular names include the Rainbow Billed Toucan and the Sulfur Breasted Toucan.

Like most toucans, its most notable feature is its brightly colored beak. The beak is green and orange with a tip of red and blue.

Though it looks heavy, it consists mainly of a hollow bone frame and keratin (the protein that makes up fingernails). It is 4 to 6 inches long or nearly one-third of the toucan’s total body length

The Keel-billed toucan has black plumage on most of its body but a bright yellow on its chest and cheeks. It has a circle of green around its eyes and bright red feathers under its tail.

Males are usually larger than females.

Dangers

The Keel toucan is not currently on the endangered species list. However, like all wildlife in the rainforest, it will suffer if its natural habitat continues to be destroyed.

There is still some danger from hunters who kill the birds for their meat and to collect their colorful tail feathers or beaks to sell.

Facts about Keel-Billed Toucans

The Keel-billed toucan lives in tropical and sub-tropical environments, usually in Central or South America. They usually live in the top layer of the forest called the canopy.

Because of its broad, heavy wings the Keel toucan, like other toucans, can only fly short distances. It spends most of its time hopping from tree to tree.

Like other toucans, the Keel toucan eats a diet that consists mostly of fruit. It will, however, also eat insects, tree frogs, eggs, and lizards when available.