Birding spot in Costa Rica: Birds are here at Yatama
Toucan birds eat primarily fruits and insects, but some varieties eat younger birds, lizards and eggs. The birds are omnivores, which means that they eat many different kinds of food, Their long bills are adapted to cracking open the hard shells of tropical fruits. When eating fruit, the toucan pulls it off the branch with its bill and then tosses the fruit up in the air before swallowing it whole. Toucans are particularly fond of fruit that is brightly colored because this type of fruit is easier for them to locate.