Toco Toucans: Bright Enough to Disappear

Toco Toucans: Bright Enough to Disappear by Anastasia Suen
Science picture book

  • Copyright Date: 2010
  • Dewey Decimal Number: 598
  • Guided Reading level: I
  • Recovery Reading level: 16
  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Bearport

Toco toucans have a surprising way of protecting themselves from predators. These birds have multicolored feathers and big, reddish-orange beaks that should make them easy to spot—or so you would think. The brilliant colors actually provide the perfect camouflage among the bright foliage of the tropical rain forest. The toucans can stay safe by hiding in plain sight!

Activities:

Print this simple crossword puzzle – or solve it online.

See and hear toucans in the wild and at the San Diego Zoo.

Hear more toucan sounds.

Use these simple science lessons.

Color the toucan from abcteach.

Copyright © 2012 Anastasia Suen All Rights Reserved.

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