This is Toucan Sam. My daddy met him when he flew to Aruba recently. Sam lives at the Wyndham Hotel on Palm Beach where my daddy stayed.
Did you know that Toucans have a very unique feature for a bird? Their tail is attached to their spine with a "ball and socket" joint. They can snap their tail forward so it hangs over their head, and they like to sleep like this! And what's up with the Blue Feet?
Unfortunately Sam and his Clan were not free birds, and they had to stay in these cages at the Hotel. They were allowed to come out during the day to visit the hotel guests for paparazzi photos.
One of Toucan Sam's Clan members was a beautiful Blue and Gold Macaw. Boy, can this bird talk!......and it is well known for this trait! He was chattering up a storm the day my daddy was there!
The White Cockatoo was also a bit loud, and this type of bird really like musical sounds and loves to be cuddled!
And this Sun and Jenday Conure, was super colorful. This type of bird makes a loud shrill call, that they use to bring attention to important situations. They have even been known to be somewhat of a "Watch Dog"!
Well, as you know, I love birdies of any kind, but Toucan Sam and his Birdie Clan are SUPER interesting and so unique! I LOVE my new birdie friends!