Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Fruits and berries (some of which are extremely poisonous to humans) sometimes caterpillars, moths and beetles.
Habitat: Montane evergreen forest , well-timbered suburban gardens
Incubation: 16-18 days, 1-2 eggs
Social structure: forage in groups of up to 20 birds, monogamous pairs during breeding season
Weight: max 270g
Dimensions: max 43 cm
Estimated population in the wild: Unknown, fairly common.
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Threats: There are no major threats for this species.
Did you know that:
- Their vivid plumage is a product of two unique copper pigments, unknown in any other bird family, or in any other animal group.
- Turacos are poor flyers but are expert climbers, skipping nimbly from branch to branch, and moving from tree to tree by gliding or with a few fast wing beats.