Keel billed toucan - Ramphastos sulfuratus (sulfur breasted toucan or rainbow billed toucan)

external image Toucan-Keel-Billed+2.JPG
keel billed toucan
these specific toucans live in flocks of six through twelve bireds and they use their large beaks to playfully "duel" with each other and to throw fruit into each others' beaks. The keel billed toucan are about 42–55 cm in length, weighs about 380-500 grams

Food Chains

"In any given ecosystem animals are linked by what they eat"- brain pop


Toucan's habitat
Toucans live in tropical and subtropical rain forests. Toucans live in trees like most birds and they feed on fruit, lizards and cockroaches. The predators of toucans are large cats that live in the rainforest ocelots and jaguars, humans are also predators of toucans. One of the decomposers of toucans are fungi.

Toucans live in tropical climates.

An environment is made up of the certain plants, animals, temperature and whether of an area and the non-living conditions and adaptations that are caused. A habitat is a specific part of an environment that an animal lives in. There are many populations of an animal that are spread out in an environment

Rain forests are forests that have tall trees and it is a tropical area. The climate in most rain forests if quite hot, from 20˚c to 34˚c.

Adaptation Flowchart
Non-living and Living factors__
Non-living conditions are natural conditions that are part of the natural environment. Living factors are the adaptions, to a non-living condition, of an organism. Non-living conditions cause organisms to adapt and change accordingly.

Non-living conditions
main food is higher up
Fly and live higher to
be safer from
Highest temperature 34˚c
Lowest temperature 20˚c
Have large beaks to keep cool.
Small amount of fat.

Toucans are diurnal animals, which means they are awake during the day and they sleep at night.

external image 220px-South_America_-_Blue_Marble_orthographic.jpg

Toucans are secondary consumers
the fruit trees are producers
lizards are primary consumers
cockroaches are decomposers
ocelots are tertiary consumers
jaguars are quandary consumers

external image RingTailedGecko.jpg
ring tailed gecko

external image 7029769_orig.jpg
tropical and house cockroaches

external image Ocelot.jpg
Rainforest ocelot

external image jaguar.jpg
rainforest jaguar

Toucan species
external image channelbilledtoucan.jpg
Channel billed toucan

There are many species of toucans that live in tropical areas. The channel billed toucan (above) lives in Trinidad and tropical areas of south america like the south of the amazon and brazil, and central bolivia.
Decomposer roles__
Decomposers digest and recycle dead animals' bodies and the protein and nutrients of the bodies. Decomposers recycle the oxygen in a dead organism and also break down the remains into usable resources for growing plants. Decomposers are important to all life on earth because without decomposers dead bodies of animals and humans and fruits, vegetables and plants will be everywhere. Decomposers digest dead organisms and produce oxygen and nitrogen compounds. Decomposers recycle the oxygen in a dead organism and also break down the remains into usable resources for growing plants.

external image 4630681182_621c72d5c7.jpg
external image 7029769_orig.jpg
external image 0.jpg
Parasites are organisms that are dependent on their living host to live, unlike decomposers they do not live on the dead. Parasites can kill you by absorbing the nutrients and protein of what you eat, and it absorbs your nutrients and protein.

Symbiotic Realationships

The animal spot. "Toucan."
rainforest animals
. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2012.

World book, inc. "rain forest animals."
world book student
. N.p., n.d. Web. 24
Apr. 2012. <