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Toucans are members of the bird family. There are about 40 different species of toucans. They range in size from 7-25 inches. They have a long rounded tail that ranges from half the bird’s body length to its full body length. They are distinguished through their beautiful bodies, which are covered with many colors. The colors in the toucan’s feathers include black, white touches, yellow, scarlet, red bands, green, and blue. They are also recognized by their huge beaks, which are also brightly colored. Some types of toucan’s beaks are half of their body length! They have very strong legs, which are scaly. Their toes are in pairs. The first and fourth toes are pointed backward. The toucans usually live in flocks or pairs, not alone. They eat mainly fruit, and some small berries. But they can also eat smaller birds or lizards.