Toucan’s beaks are radiators


New research from a joint Canadian/Brazilian team of researchers indicates that there is a reason for those huge bills of toucans – they function quite well in thermoregulation. Read about it here.

Lead researcher Glen Tattersall.

Of course, those beaks also come in handy for raiding oropendula nests and picking fruit out on thin branches . . .

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