White-crested Turaco

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The White-crested Turaco is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The White-crested Turaco, Tauraco leucolophus, is a turaco, a group of near-passerines. The White-crested Turaco is native to riverine forest and woodland in a belt between eastern Nigeria and western Kenya. References - Search Wikimedia Commons Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Tauraco leucolophus * BirdLife International (2004). Tauraco leucolophus. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. More

STATUS: The white-crested turaco is neither threatened nor endangered. For many turaco species, their primary threat is humankind. They are hunted both for meat and feathers, particularly their brilliant red flight-feathers, worn by members of some African tribes. HABITAT: White-crested turacos live in some of the most forested regions of sub-Saharan Africa, from southeast Nigeria to west Kenya. Types of terrain occupied by these birds include open woodland, gallery and riverine forests. DIET: Turacos are frugivorous (fruit-eating). More

White-crested TuracoThe White-crested Turaco, Tauraco leucolophus, is a turaco, a group of African near-passerines. Description: The striking White Crested can easily be identified by its white crest, chin, neck and nape. Habitat / Distribution: In Africa, they have a large range and are considered common. They can be found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, and Uganda. More

White-crested turacos are one of the most colourful African birds. Their red and green colour is due to a special copper pigmentation which is unique to the turaco species. Another distinctive feature is the birds’ toes. Each claw has a pair of toes that face forward and a pair that face backwards, so each bird has eight toes in total. More

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Order : Cuculiformes
Family : Musophagidae
Genus : Tauraco
Species : leucolophus
Authority : (Heuglin, 1855)