The Fischer’s Turacos or Touraco De Fischer (Tauraco fischeri) is a species of bird in the Musophagidae family.
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Distribution / Habitat:
This Turaco is found in East Kenya, South Somalia, East Tanzania, Nambia, Angola, Zambia, South-Eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Malawi, Namibia, North-east Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique. It is the only Turaco species to be found outside mainland Africa – living on the offshore island of Zanzibar.
As they prefer humid forest areas, their natural habitats include subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests moist montanes, and arable land. They can be seen in dry open savanna woodlands, farms, parks, and suburban gardens – often near water.
This species is threatened by habitat loss.
The Fischer’s Turacos has a distinctive white and black-tipped red crest. The red pigmentation also appears dorsal along the nape of the neck
They have violet-blue upper parts and measure approximately 40cm in length, beak to tail, and weigh between 227g and 283g.
Diet / Food:
Its diet is mainly fruit, like wild figs, berries, flowers and buds, leaves, termites and snails.
Keeping and Breeding the Turaco
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