Red-crested turaco

Red-crested turaco

Latin Name: Tauraco erythrolophus

What they look like: Brightly coloured, the red-crested turaco features a white face, with distinctive red head feathers and a green body, while feathers on its wings are bright red and dark blue.

Animal facts:

  • Its nest is a fragile platform of twigs placed in a tree 3-5 metres above the ground.
  • 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 forests.

Where they live: Angola.

Threats: Habitat destruction.

Conservation Status
Least Concern
Population
Decreasing
Order
Musophagiformes
Family
Musophagidae