Toucan are the largest members of the woodpecker family and stand out for their exotic appearance. Toucans are grouped in a family with the same name and 37 species, of which the woodpeckers are the closest relatives. Because of this toucans are considered to be among the most ornate birds. Area of distribution of these birds is limited by Central and South America, there are no narrow endemics among toucans, ranges of all species are rather vast. of all species. Their habitats are also homogeneous; all toucans are forest birds. They inhabit dense forests, damp woodlands, plantation fringes and urban gardens.