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Keel-billed Toucan in Costa Rica
Keel-billed Toucan in Costa Rica

Keel-billed Toucan

Although the Keel-billed Toucan remains fairly common in much of its range, habitat loss poses a persistent threat to many populations. Also, this bird is captured for the pet trade and is sometimes still hunted for its meat and colorful feathers.
Photo by Zdeněk Macháček


Central America


Central America

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Capital: San Jose

Location: Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Nicaragua and Panama

Government: Republic of Costa Rica

Currency: Costa Rican colones (CRC)

Area: 51,100 sq km

Population: 5,151,140 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Spanish (official), English

Religion: Roman Catholic 71.8%, Evangelical and Pentecostal 12.3%, other Protestant 2.6%, Jehovah's Witness 0.5%, other 2.4%, none 10.4% (2016 est.)

TimeZone: UTC-6

Tel Code: +506

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