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Toucan
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Piciformes
Family:Ramphastidae
Genera

Aulacorhynchus
Pteroglossus
Baillonius
Andigena
Selenidera
Ramphastos

Toucans (in Portuguese: Tucano, Spanish: Tucᮩ are tropical near passerine birds from South America. They are brightly marked and have enormous colourful bills.

Toucans are fructivorous (fruit-eating), but will take insects and other small prey. They are arboreal and nest in tree holes laying 2–4 white eggs.

Toucans do not migrate.

The toucan vocalizes with a sound characterized in English as "awk".

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Toucans in advertising

Toucans were used to advertise Guinness stout, and many collectables such as postcards and models with Guinness toucans on them may be found. Toucan Sam is the mascot of Kellogg's Fruit Loops cereal.

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