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Toucan: Quiz


Question 1: Toucans are ________ and typically lay 2–4 white eggs in their nests.
ColugoPrimateArboreal locomotionBrachiation

Question 2:
What phylum does Toucan belong to?

Question 3: They make their nests in ________ and holes excavated by other animals such as woodpeckers — the toucan bill has very limited use as an excavation tool.
CattleLittle CorellaPygmy possumTree hollow

Question 4: Researchers have discovered that the large bill of the toucan is a highly efficient ________ system, though its size may still be advantageous in other ways.

Question 5: The majority of toucans do not show any ________ in their coloration, the genus Selenidera being the most notable exception to this rule (hence their common name, "dichromatic toucanets").
Sexual differentiationPubertySexual dimorphismHuman physiology

Question 6: The ________ have mostly green plumage with blue markings.
Blue-throated ToucanetToco ToucanEmerald ToucanetToucan

Question 7: Genus Aulacorhynchus — green toucanets (6–13 species, depending on ________)
Folk taxonomyBiological classificationTaxonomyMilitary taxonomy

Question 8: A structural complex probably unique to toucans involves the modification of several tail ________.
Cervical vertebraeVertebral columnLumbar vertebraeVertebra

Question 9: Toucans are a family, Ramphastidae, of near passerine ________ from the neotropics (i.e.
EnantiornithesArchaeopteryxModern birdsBird

Question 10: Despite its size it is very light, being composed of bone struts filled with spongy tissue of ________[1] between them.
Collagen, type I, alpha 1Keratin 6ACollagenKeratin

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