The Ramphastos Sulfuratus, known as the keel-billed toucan, can be found from southern Mexico to Venezulea and Colombia. It is the national bird of Belize as well.
Like many toucans, the Ramphastos Sulfuratus are very social birds. They travel in small flocks and have a family structure within the group. It’s a poor flyer and moves mostly by hopping through the trees in the lowland rainforests.
The Ramphastos Sulfuratus is on the IUCN Redlist of Threatened species. It it considered to be a Species of Least Concern, however, the population is decreasing and threatened by human activity. Habitat loss is a constant threat and sometimes they are still being hunted for their meat, beaks and ornamental feathers.
My representation of the Ramphastos Sulfuratus is made in a technique called cloth maché – paper maché with an outer layer of textile strips. It measures 40 cm from beak to tail, is 15.5 cm high and 18 cm wide.
It is made of newspaper, cardboard, glue made of white flour and water, wire scraps and used curtain hooks, cotton strips from used clothing, air hardening clay (eyes), white glue and acrylic paint.
Read more here about Ramphastos Sulfuratus.