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The keel-billed toucan is a large bird with mostly black plumage and a very large multi-coloured bill.
The toucan’s beak appears quite heavy, but is actually light. Although scientists have yet to discover the exact function of their large bill, they believe it may play an important role in the courtship display and as a defensive weapon.
The keel-billed toucan is the national bird of Belize. In their native regions, toucans are sometimes associated with evil spirits and are thought to be the incarnation of a demon.
The Toucan is such an iconic bird and reminds me of my time in Belize, where it was prevalent. “But Toucan” was my first venture into my new free-flowing style.