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Red-Crested Turaco

Tauraco erythrolophus

Range

  • Angola

Habitat

  • Forests and woodlands

Diet

  • Fruits
  • Seeds
  • Nuts
  • Insects

Sometimes known as the “Angolan Turaco”, it is identified by its vivid red crest, white face and yellow beak.

The turaco has copper-containing pigments in its feathers. This means it is truly red and green, which differs from most birds whose feathers just reflect that color. Its preferred habitats are woodlands and forests where it is able to feed on available fruits, nuts, seeds, and invertebrates.

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