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Toucans sighted in Tizimín, Yucatán, after several years of absence

by Magali Alvarez
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Residents of the Colonia Yucatán de Tizimín police station have once again sighted toucans, and in this city there are records of seeing them at the Centro de Bachillerato Agropecuario No. 14.

After several years in which no canoe-billed toucan (ramphastidae) was seen in this locality, several specimens are once again making an appearance among cedar and mahogany trees.

Deforestation has caused a serious decrease in the number of these birds, which are in the endangered species category in Mexico due to the loss of their habitat.

Several residents of Colonia Yucatán reported the presence of these beautiful birds in the community and surrounding areas in the enormous cedar and mahogany trees.

In this city, Alma Sosa Catzín shared some photos on social networks, showing a beautiful specimen captured at CBTA No. 14.

Toucans are a very large family of piciform birds, with six genera and 42 species. They are characterized by a well-developed beak and vivid colors. The specimen measures between 18 to 65 centimeters, being the toco toucan the largest. They are present throughout the southeastern part of the country.

In addition to the loss of their habitat, these specimens are victims of poaching, since on the black market a bird can fetch 30,000 pesos or more.

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