Geographical Range Northeastern Africa
Habitat Humid forests
Scientific Name Tauraco leucotis leucotis
Conservation Status Common

Watch as these beautiful birds hop and glide from branch to branch. It's only then that you can get a glimpse of the vivid red underside of their wings. Turacos are the only large family of birds totally restricted to the African continent. This species feeds on a variety of fruits, including berries that are poisonous to humans.

Did You Know?

Baby turacos have tiny claws on the ends of their wings that allow them to cling to twigs near the nest.