Toucan face pot produced by Kevin Francis Ceramics of Stoke-on-Trent, England, circa 2007. Toucans are members of the Neotropical near passerine bird family Ramphastidae and are most closely related to the American barbets. They are brightly marked and have large, often colorful bills. They make their nests in tree hollows and holes excavated by other animals such as woodpeckers-the toucan bill has very limited use as an excavation tool. Toucans are usually found in pairs or small flocks, are resident breeders and do not migrate. They sometimes fence with their bills and wrestle, which scientists hypothesize they do to establish dominance hierarchies. This toucan's face pot quote, "A forest bird never wants a cage.", is from Henrik Johan Ibsen, a Norwegian playwright, theater director, and poet.
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