Geographical Range Central Africa
Habitat Humid forests, open woodlands, acacia scrub
Scientific Name Tauraco leucolophus
Conservation Status Common

Look for a flash of red feathers on the underside of the turaco's wings as it hops through the trees. All turaco species have these feathers, which they show off during courtship displays. Turacos can fly, but they spend most of their time hopping through the trees of their forest habitat. Their loud calls help them communicate in the dense foliage. Both the female and male turacos sit on the eggs and help rear the chicks.

Did You Know?

Turaco chicks have a tiny claw on the end of each wing that helps them climb on twigs near their nest.