The toucan is native to the countries of Argentina, Peru, French Guiana, Bolivia, Paraguay, Suriname and Brazil. It has a very wide range of home due to its frugivorous diet and the availability and abundance of seasonal fruits.
It is the largest species in the toucan family and has the largest beak relative to body size of all birds.
It has what appears to be a blue iris, but is actually a thin layer of skin surrounding the eye that is surrounded by an orange skin ring.
They nest in tree cavities, and the clutch consists of 2-4 eggs that hatch after 15-18 days. Both parents take turns to incubate the eggs.