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BY:NIKITA NIMMAGADDA

THE TOUCAN

DEDICATED TO

My 5th grade reading/spelling teacher, Mrs.Scott, at

Montana Magnet School in Dothan, Alabama.

My Parents, who gave me love and support

My Homeroom Teacher, Mrs.Curry

My Math Teacher Mrs.Glenn

And obviously, the majestic bird, the toucan 

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THE TOUCAN

BY:NIKITA NIMMAGADDA

Published:

February 6,2017 in

Mrs.Scott's 5th Grade Reading Class

Montana Magnet School

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter                           Title                                   Page                               

     

      1            Where Does the Toucan Live?                 6

      2     Toucan's Size/Vertabrate or Invertabrate    8

      3                 Toucan's Eating Habits                      10

      4                      Toucan's Adaptation                     12

      5                       Toucan Description                      14

      6                         Interesting Facts                         16

                         About the Author                             18                   

                                        

     

     The place the toucan calls home is

 

South & Central America.

 

The toucan also lives in the

 

canopy layer of the rainforest. Not the

 

hardest layer to get to or the highest

 

level of the rainforest, but the canopy

 

actually helps the toucan in a way.

CHAPTER 1- Where Does the Toucan LIVE?

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(Top Left) Mexico (Central America)

 

(Top Right) South America

 

 

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CHAPTER 2-  Toucan's Size/Invertabrate or Vertebrate

 

     A full grown toucan

 

weighs a less than a pound!

 

Those birds are slightly LESS

 

than 2 feet long. From head

 

to toe, they are about 20

 

inches tall! So, these birds are

 

lightweight and small!

 

 

     These beautiful birds are also

 

vertabrates (they have a backbone).      

 

Funfact, all birds are vertabrates.

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CHAPTER 3- Toucan's Eating Habits

     Toucans are omnivores (animals  

 

that eat both plants and animals). They

 

will eat bird eggs, insects, fruit, reptiles,

 

rodents, and surprisingly, other birds of

 

different species. Toucan's eat a lot of

 

items that they call food!

 

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These are plants and animals.

(Top) Plants

 

(Left) Animals

 

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CHAPTER 4- Toucan's Adaptations 

     

     The toucan has 3

 

adaptations that help

 

them survive in the wild.

 

           One adaptation is their

 

beaks. They are curved

 

and big enough to pick up

 

and eat large prey.

 

     Another adaptation is their sharp

 

claws. Two claws in the

 

front and the two claws in

 

the back help them grip onto

 

trees.

 

     Finally, their third

 

adaptation is the color of

 

their beaks. The beaks help

 

them blend into their surroundings.  

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CHAPTER 5- Toucan's Description

 

     Toucans have short

 

and thick necks. The

 

bills are large yet

 

lightweight. The colors,

 

of the bills, could be

 

black, blue, brown,

 

green, red, white,

 

and yellow. The bright

 

colors help attract mates.

 

     They also

 

have a narrow feather like

 

tongues.

 

     Their noisey

 

birds and their calls sound

 

harsh and raspy.

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CHAPTER 6-Interesting Facts

 

1.  Toucans has small wings that allow them not

 

to fly very long. That's okay because they hop

 

around on trees.

 

2. Toucans are not endangered animals.

 

3. Because of their beauty, they are sold as pets

 

4. Toucans have larger bils than any other bird. 

 

5. The large bill keeps them cool in the hot

 

climate.

 

6. The bill is not strong and is not a good weapon

 

against predators but, some animals are

 

intimidated by its size.

 

7. The toucans' predators are the forest eagle,

 

hawks, owls, boas, jaguars, and margays.

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These are the toucans greatest predators.

(Left) Margay

(Right) Jaguar 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

     My name is Nikita

 

Nimmagadda. I am 10 years old.          

 

 I go to Montana Magnet School in

 

Dothan, AL. My 5th grade teacher assined

 

me to study the toucan, a

 

rainforest animal. The toucan is

 

a very interesting animal to me

 

so, I'm glad I got to study them.

 

     I am currently a 2nd degree

 

black belt in karate.It took a lot of work

 

to reach 2nd degree black belt but, I did it. 

 

     I also have both a mother &

 

father who are both originally from India

 

or have parents from there. And I also

 

have a 13 year old brother who has a

 

disorder called autism.