Brazil: Iguacu Falls – Toco Toucans

When you go to see the falls at sunset you are lucky to see dozens and dozens of colorful and large toco toucans fly and sit on branches of tree with the setting sun behind them. Toco toucans aka giant toucans are the largest and most well/known, almost iconic, toucan species – famous for their huge colorful red bills, up to 23cm in length. Toucans are quite noisy (in fact they are some of the noisiest birds in the world after parrots), gregarious, and several even engaged in territorial fights in front of our eyes. Interestingly, the colorful red bill doesn’t serve much purpose beyond attracting female (a bigger bill gets more females naturally).