Black-billed Turacos, Tauraco schuetti

Black-billed Turaco
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The Black-billed Turaco, Tauraco schuetti, is a medium-sized turaco, that can be found in the forests of Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, West Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda and southern Sudan.

It is a widespread species, and is not threatened globally.



This turaco averages 40cm in length; ranging in weight from 199-272 g.

Adults are similar to Green Turaco, distinguished by a small, all black bill and rounded whitish crest.


Call / Song:

Its call is a resonant "kwah khaw kwah".


Breeding / Nesting:

The hen lays two eggs in a platform of twigs around 3 or 5 meters above the ground. Both the male and female defend a territory and share with incubation duties.


Natural and Captive Diet of Toucans / Toucanets and Aracaris


Keeping and Breeding the Turaco


Turacos as Pets


Purchasing Turacos:

If you are interested in purchasing a Turaco, please visit this website for available birds and pricing.

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson


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