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toucan

a bizarre bird with an enormous brightly colored beak. It is insectivorous and a member of the woodpecker group. There are several genera, e.g. Ramphastos and Pteroglossus in the order Piciformes.
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Grupo SG took 3D scans of Grecias damaged anatomy as well as of a reference beak from an unharmed toucan.
FRIENDS OUR AT DUDLEY CREATURE FEATURES BRING At the time, the striking Toco toucan didn't have a name so Rachel, from Halesowen, picked the name Oz as her father's favourite film was The Wizard of Oz.
Toucans also spent a night in the chamber, and researchers monitored them during sleep.
That may change, though, with a pounds 50,000 drive to rebrand it as an attractive tourist destination, a move that has seen the adoption of an unlikely new motif for the borough - a toucan.
The group of toucans also includes less spectacular birds, such as the aracaris (Pteroglos-sus, Selenidera) and the toucanets (Aulacorhynchus, Baillonius) which are present in all the American rainforests.
Toucans nest and rest in tree holes, but they can't make the holes the way their woodpecker cousins do.
Welcome please, the toucan - the colourful symbol of the place, as one local put it, which 'isn't Merry Hill'.
Curator Matt Lewis said: "Tocos are the largest species of toucans in the world and the zoo is part of a major international breeding programme for this highly-endangered bird.
When police spotted a female toucan at an animal fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, earlier this year, they noticed she had only half a beak.
Abstract: An adult male channel-billed toucan (Ramphastos vitellinus) was presented with a history of weakness, dyspnea, and severe dilatation of the coelomic cavity, which was caused by accumulation of serohemorrhagic fluid.