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Red-Crested Turaco

Red-Crested Turaco

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Scientific Name:

Tauraco erythrolophus


West and Central Angola


Fruits, berries, seeds.


Habitat:  Evergreen forests close to water.

Incubation: 22-24 days, ~2 eggs

Social structure: 2-30 birds

Weight: 210-325gr

Dimensions:  40-43cm

Lifespan: ~10

Estimated population in the wild: common.

IUCN Status: Least Concern

Threats:  Deforestation.

Did you know that:

  1. Turacos are generally poor fliers, tending to move from tree to tree by gliding or with a few fast wing beats. Move short distances with a series of short hops, or by running along tree branches.
  2. Turacos' plumage has two pigments unique to the entire bird world: turacine (a red colour) and turacoverdin (a green colour).

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