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Lady Ross’ Turaco

Musophaga rossae


  • Central & South Africa


  • Forests & Rivers


  • Fruit
  • Termites
  • Snails

One of the turaco’s toes can be moved back and forth at different angles allowing the bird to more easily run along branches.

Not closely related to any other birds, the red feathers of turacos contain a pigment not found in any other animal. They excrete seeds of the fruit they consume in their droppings, helping new forests spring up even in cleared areas.

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