Friday, July 31, 2009
How the toucan uses its beak to keep it cool
By David Derbyshire
Last updated at 8:53 AM on 24th July 2009
The toucan's colourful - and comical - beak has made it one of the world's most recognisable birds.
Now researchers have solved the mystery of why their bills are so large.
...the colors of these birds are also,
mind "boggling..."...! and their flight
style pattern is a bit like "parrots"...
...not to mention any other functionalities...!
...their long beaks necessarily have to
be in balance with the rest of the body,
so that they do not tend to nose dive
..."'long live'" pure logic...!