White-cheeked Turaco

White-cheeked turaco

Turacos are a group of birds from Africa. Most feed largely on fruit but will also eat leaves, flowers and insects. They build simple nests similar to those of a pigeon and generally lay just two eggs. Chicks are fed on regurgitated food and develop quickly, leaving the nest after about three weeks, before they can fly.

White-cheeked turacos are probably the commonest species seen in collections. In the wild they inhabit the forests of East Africa where they are still abundant. Our pair share an aviary with spreo starlings and chestnut-backed thrushes.

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