Toco toucans possess the largest bill of any toucan. Although it looks heavy, the toucan’s beak is hollow and amazingly lightweight. Toucans are found only in the Western Hemisphere. The Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco) is the largest among the toucans and frequents the rain-forests from Guyana to Bolivia and northern Argentina.
The Toco toucan has been bred in captivity for a number of years, and is considered a magnificent display bird in zoos, and is widely enjoyed as an excellent pet. Toco toucans are quite intelligent and are often used in bird shows, where they can be trained to free fly and perform tricks.
This one is housed at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.
Nikon D70, Nikkor 70-200mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec