White-crested Turacos / Touracos

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White-crested Turacos

White-crested TuracoThe 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.


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.


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. If you can't find the species you are interested in, contact David Jones directly for a referral.


Species Research by Sibylle Johnson


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