Red-Crested Turaco

Zoo Location: Desert House
 Red-Crested Turaco
Habitat

Woodland and savannah.

Wild Diet

Fruit, seeds, insects and snails.

Behaviour

This bird lives in trees and seldom descends to the ground. It is a poor flier but is agile and swift in the trees and can run, hop, and climb among the branches.

Conservation

The birds at Paignton Zoo are included in the European StudBook.

 Red-Crested Turaco  Red-Crested Turaco

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Tauraco erythrolophus
  • Class: Birds
  • Order: Cuculiformes
  • Family: Musophagidae
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