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.
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
Tropical moist lowland forests
Where they live
Coastal East Africa
Forest exploitation, clearing for agriculture and capture for the pet trade.