Illustration,Vector,Drawing,Character Design

Toucans

Toucan Mouth Shut
Toucan Mouth Open
Flying Toucans 2
Flying Toucans 1
Toucans Together Colour

Toucans are a relation of the Woodpecker. They are known for their bright colours, patterns and noisy, social nature. Toucans nest in family groups in holes of higher up trees. The birds have Zygodactyl feet which means they have two toes in front and two behind. This enables them to stay on the branches of trees and jump from one branch to another in the upper layer of the Rain forest. The Keel-Billed Toucan depicted here, is found from Southern Mexico to Venezuela and Colombia. It is the national bird of Belize. The Toucans bill although a third of it’s length is much lighter than it looks. It is made of a spongy hollow bone covered in keratin. They eat a wide range of fruit and nuts, and will also eat insects, eggs, nestling's and lizards. They help scatter forest seeds with their feeding habits. Toucans are still threatened from hunters who want their meat and beaks. Toucan populations are on a decreasing trend due to this and deforestation.

Date
November 28, 2017
Client
Self Initiated
Skills
Illustration,Vector,Drawing,Character Design
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