The toucan, in Suriname koejake, is found in the tropical regions of Central America and South America. They do not occur on the Caribbean islands, except in Trinidad. Toucans live exclusively in trees, and they do so in different types of tropical and subtropical forest. Despite their striking colors, they are hardly recognizable there until they fly or give out their distinctive monotonous call. The birds live in groups of about twelve animals. Each group has different sleeping places, and they move if they are disturbed.
There are a total of 47 species of toucans.