Western Grey Plantain-eater - Birdland Park & Gardens

Western Grey Plantain-eater

Crinifer piscator

This species is a resident breeder in open woodland habitats in tropical west Africa. It lays two or three eggs in a tree platform nest.These are common, noisy and conspicuous birds, despite lacking the brilliant colours of relatives such as the Violet Turaco. They are 50 cm long, including a long tail. Their plumage is mainly grey above spotted with brown. The head, erectile crest, neck and breast are brown streaked with silver. The underparts are whitish, heavily streaked with brown.

Diet: Fruit, Fruits and shoots.

Distribution: West Africa.

Status in the wild: This species covers a large range and is considered to be of least concern

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