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Green Turaco

Zoo Location: Forest
Green Turaco
Habitat

Forest.

Wild Diet

Fruits and blossoms.

Behaviour

The green turaco's head and neck are bright grass-green and the wings, tail and back are a much darker green with a glossy violet sheen. This bird lives in pairs or small groups and is shy and wary. It spends most of its time in the trees but descends to the ground to drink from forest pools in the dry season. It is agile on foot, running and hopping along swiftly.

Breeding

Nest building is seen in late June and mid August. The well-grown fledgling comes out of the nest in mid-late October.

Conservation

No conservation measures currently needed.

Green Turaco

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Tauraco persa
  • Class: Birds
  • Order: Cuculiformes
  • Family: Musophagidae
  • Conservation status: Least Concern
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