Toucans are colourful tropical birds native to Southern Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Although they look like effective weapons, their oversized bills are more useful for attracting mates and eating than combatting predators – though as you can imagine, they seem to be a pretty good deterrent. We put together this gallery of toucan pictures.

Toco toucan against the moon, Pantanal, Brazil (imageBROKER/Robert Harding)

Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco), at moonset, Pantanal, Brazil, South America

Toco toucan, Pantanal, Brazil (Arco Images/Robert Harding)

Toco Toucan, Pantanal, Brazil / (Ramphastos toco)

Toco toucan, close-up of head and eye, Brazil (Still Pictures/Robert Harding)

Toco toucan (ramphastos toco) close,up of head showing colours and blue eyering, captive, brazil.

Toco toucan eating a mango, Pantanal, Brazil (imageBROKER/Robert Harding)

Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco) eating mango, Pantanal, Brazil, South America

Keel-billed toucan, Roatan, Honduras (Arco Images/Robert Harding)

Keel-billed Toucan, Roatan, Honduras / (Ramphastos sulfuratus)

Keel-billed toucan eating (Aurora Photos/Robert Harding)

toucan bill colorful eating bird

Keel-billed tucan in the rainforest of Belize, Central America (LOOK/Robert Harding)

Tucan in the rainforest of Belize, Central America

White-throated toucan, Peru, South America (Okapia/Robert Harding)

white-throated toucan portrait side view Peru South America Animals

Red-breasted toucan close up, Brazil (Still Pictures/Robert Harding)

Red,breasted toucan (ramphastos dicolorus) close,up showing head and beak, captive, brazil.

Close up of a chestnut mandibled tucan, Costa Rica (imageBROKER/Robert Harding)

Close up of a chestnut mandibled tucan, Costa Rica, Central America

Swainson toucan, Santa Mission, Guyana, South America (imageBROKER/Robert Harding)

Swainson toucan (Ramphastos swainsonii), Santa Mission, Guyana, South America

Red-billed toucan (imageBROKER/Robert Harding)

Red Billed Toucan, (Ramphastos swainsoni), Zoo of Basel, Switzerland

See more photos of Toucans here

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