National Geographic : 1953 Jan
4 Loudly, Spotted-bill Toucanets Give Their Impressions of New York Largest mouthful is being said by a female, whose rusty-brown dress contrasts with two males' formal at tire. Toucan voices are about as musical as ripping canvas. On the bill of this species Nature has doodled a series of blots. Kodachromes by Paul A. Zahl + Huge Yellow-red Beaks of Toco Toucans Can Mangle a Finger Edges are sharp and raspy, but the ponderous-appear ing bill is actually light, owing to an interior network of interlacing bony fibers. With their awkward-look ing beaks South American Toco Toucans catch tossed bits of fruit with the deftness of a shortstop.