White-crested Turaco / Touraco

The White-crested Turaco, Tauraco leucolophus, is a turaco, a group of African near-passerines.


The striking White Crested can easily be identified by its white crest, chin, neck, and nape.

White-crested Turaco

Habitat / Distribution:

In Africa, they have a large range and are considered common. They can be found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, and Uganda.

Their preferred habitats include riverine forestry from 100 to 2200m, open woodland, and drier scrub areas.

Diet / Food:

This species feeds on fruits, seeds, leaves, and flowers, as well as the occasional arthropod.

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