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Hartlaub's turaco

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Scientific Name:

Tauraco hartlaubi


Distribution

Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda


Diet:

Fruits and berries (some of which are extremely poisonous to humans) sometimes caterpillars, moths and beetles.


Facts

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


Lifespan: ~10


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:

  1. Their vivid plumage is a product of two unique copper pigments, unknown in any other bird family, or in any other animal group.
  2. 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.



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