Sunday, March 8, 2009

Toucan Sam & His Birdie Clan

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!

Before you go, please sign my GUESTBOOK, and stop by my SMALL WORLD too, thanks!

13 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Tank woo fur sharing these furry beaWOOtiful birdies!

My furiends Aja and Flurry have birdies in their house!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

meemsnyc said...

Those are such pretty birds!! We have never seen a Toucan before. We love talking Macaws! They are so smart. And probably tasty too. Just kidding!!

Sebastian, Yaffa, and Dante Kitty

Beetle said...

Oh they are soooo beautiful!!!

Purrs, Sukie x

Black Cat said...

Those are beautiful, colourful birds! I didn't know about the toucan's tail, thanks for sharing!

If your Mom stuck sticky notes on you, you'd be all bright colours too! On the other paw, I think you're just beautiful as you are :) xxx

Kathryn and Ari said...

Oh, wow, JB. They're so beautiful! We thought our goldfinches were bright, but these guys are out of this world. Wouldn't you love to have a nose just like the toucan's?

Grrreta said...

Those are very pretty birdies. Thank you for telling us such interesting things about them.

Cat with a garden said...

Beautiful and exotic birdies! Still, we can't help wishing they could fly around a bit more...
Purrs!

the 4 Bs said...

hi JB, we really like your birdy friends too. we have some birdy friends at our house, but they won't play with us. we sure would love to play with birdy friends, but mom says it will never happen. poor us.

woofs.

Liudmila said...

Don't they feel cold there? I know the parrots are sensible of drafts.

Ariel said...

Very beautiful birdies...Have a great weekend :)

Hana said...

The cockatoo loves to be cuddled??? That's interesting!

Kathryn and Ari said...

JB,
When we say 'here kitty,' we ALWAYS love it when you stop by. Just be on the lookout for those other giant kitties when you do! ;)

Anna said...

Birds JB are such a nice colorful creatures. These are really nice photos, too bad they are in the cage. Anna :)