Fischer's turaco

Fischer's turaco

Latin Name

Tauraco fischeri

What they look like

The Fischer's turaco features a green body with a Mohawk like fringe on the top of the head. Around their eyes is a circle of red, with distinctive white feathers on the face.

Animal facts

Its nest is a fragile platform of twigs placed in a tree 3-10 metres above the ground. It lays two eggs, and the incubation period is 22-23 days. These birds often sit totally still in trees for hours and climb around like parrots. Look carefully among the leaves.

What they eat

Fruit, berries, flower buds, young leaf shoots and insects

Habitat 

Tropical moist lowland forests

Where they live

Coastal East Africa

Threats

Forest exploitation, clearing for agriculture and capture for the pet trade.

Population
Decreasing
Order
Musophagiformes
Family
Musophagidae