Red Crested Turaco

Red Crested Turaco

RED CRESTED TURACO

Tauraco erythrolophus

The Red Crested Turaco is native to the tropical forests of Angola in Africa.

They are very striking in appearance and easily identified by their vibrant red crest, white face and yellow beak.

Although there are many Red-Crested Turacos in the wild, the main threat to these numbers are habitat destruction and capture for the pet trade.

They are omnivores, which means they eat both plants and animals and their diet consists of fruit, flowers, leaves, seeds and insects.

Lifespan – Up to 9 years

IUCN Conservation Status – Least Concern

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