National Birds — Belize

Belize’s national bird, the Keel-billed Toucan is one of the most recognized bird species in the world. This gorgeous resident of lowland rainforests draws many tourists. The Keel-billed Toucan travels in small groups and nests in tree cavities. They are big, bright and loud. Their call can be heard up to a mile away.

Photo courtesy of (c)Tony Rath Photography

The Keel-billed Toucan was named Belize’s national bird in 1981, when the country was granted it’s independence. Truly an amazing bird.

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