Red-Crested Turaco

Zoo Location: Desert House
 Red-Crested Turaco

Woodland and savannah.

Wild Diet

Fruit, seeds, insects and snails.


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.


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

 Red-Crested Turaco  Red-Crested Turaco


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