Red-crested Touraco

Tauraco erythrolophus

There are 14 different species of Touraco and most have this initial green appearance, but on close inspection have many defining markings, from white pearls on their crests to white scar flashes on the face. This species is obviously named because of its distinctive red head. Although they fly quite well, their wings are short for bursts of flight from tree to tree high in the canopy of the forest. Whilst foraging for food they use their long legs for running along the branches of trees.

Diet: Fruit and shoots

Distribution: Angola.

Status in the wild: This species is considered to be of least concern

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