Redcrested Turago

Despite its bright, distinctive crest, this slender turaco is unobtrusive as it feeds among forest trees. The fine, almost hairlike texture of its head and breast feathers arc typical of turacos. The red flight feathers flash as the bird takes off and flies from tree to tree, flapping at first, and then swooping into the cover of the foliage. The species lives in open forest and bands of forest along rivers, feeding on fruit.

• NEST Unknown, but related species nest on a platform of sticks placed high in a tree.

• Distribution

W. Angola.

Plumage ^ alikc tif

Migration Non-migrant

Plumage ^ alikc

Migration Non-migrant

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