Art challenge Day 2: the Toucan

DAY 2 - WEEK 1 - JUNIOR MASTERPIECES CHALLENGE

Today I hope you can make an amazing beak, with all colours of the rainbow, the toucan has the most amazing colours, see the photos below.

  • The bright orange beak is about 19 cm long – one third of the bird’s total length.
  • recent research has concluded that toucans regulate body temperature by adjusting the flow of blood to their beak. More blood flow means more heat is released. When toucans sleep, they tuck their beak under their feathers to keep them warm.

  • they are not very good at flying. Toucans mainly travel among trees by hopping. When they do take flight, they flap their wings vigorously and glide, traveling only short distances.

a colouring in toucan available here and here

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facts taken from http://www.animalfactguide.com/animal-facts/toco-toucan/