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Toucan

Taken at River Safari of Singapore. 

 

These birds are not considered powerful flyers as they chiefly swoop from one branch to a nearby one, in dense forest foliage.

 

Despite having a large beak, toucans do not have to bear any significant weight owing to a light, somewhat honeycombed structure. Moreover, the beak is made of a light protein called keratin, the same stuff that makes up our nails. 

Toucan

Taken at River Safari of Singapore. 

 

These birds are not considered powerful flyers as they chiefly swoop from one branch to a nearby one, in dense forest foliage.

 

Despite having a large beak, toucans do not have to bear any significant weight owing to a light, somewhat honeycombed structure. Moreover, the beak is made of a light protein called keratin, the same stuff that makes up our nails. 

comments (24)

Such a lovely colourful smile.
Beautiful shot of this gorgeous bird!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Feb 2014, 05:56
It might look a bit daft to our eyes but it is very beautiful
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 6 Feb 2014, 06:25
He doesn't look quite real, Ayush - a nice bird portrait
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 6 Feb 2014, 07:03
Excellent
So that beak is all show then really? grin
  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 6 Feb 2014, 10:27
Like a child's toy, Ayush.
Perfect captured!
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 6 Feb 2014, 11:30
Animal designs are a constant wonder to me.
Nice....
They are quite handsome looking characters aren't they.
Great capture Ayush!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Feb 2014, 05:46
It does make you wonder if any of them complain about being top-heavy??? grin
Beautiful colours and interesting eye......a great shot Ayush!
Fantastic shot, Ayush.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Feb 2014, 12:28
If one can't, toucan.
River Safari?
Is it a new theme park in Singapore?
I used to visit Singapore Zoo almost every other weekend when I was little. wink
Such brilliant colours, Ayush. He even has a matching leg ring.
Beautiful colours Ayush!
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and aittitude meet
  • 7 Feb 2014, 17:28
I like the wedding ring Ayush.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Feb 2014, 17:51
What a pretty little fella.
Those colours are amazing, the birds look as though someone has painted them
the Toucan is has beautiful coloured plumage Ayush... thanks for the information about its large beak... looking at its profile one would think that it would tip him over....petersmile
Great shot, great colours!

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