Home » Archive

Articles tagged with: national bird of Belize

Belize Photos »

[6 Mar 2012 | One Comment | ]

The toucan’s most distinguished feature is its prolonged bill that is coloured with a mixture of green, red, yellow, or orange and is formed from a substance called keratin which results in the bill being very light but exceptionally strong.

Belize Travel Tips »

[3 Mar 2009 | 11 Comments | ]
Bird Watching in Belize: The Bill Bird!

The national bird of Belize is the Keel-billed Toucan, or, as the locals say, “the bill bird”. It is clear why the locals call it the bill bird – as it seems to be almost all bill! In fact, measuring around 5-6 inches, the bill is nearly a third of the entire length of this little feathered friend. While it does seem large and cumbersome, it is in fact a spongy, hollow bone covered in keratin, which …