White Cheeked Turaco
White-cheeked turacos have green bodies with long, blue-green tail feathers. The underside of their wing is pink which can only be seen when they are in flight. They have a white patch between their beaks and their eyes on either side of their face, and they also have a patch of white on either side of their neck.
Habitat & Distribution
White-cheeked turacos are found in humid rainforest areas of Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Sudan.
White-cheeked turacos are mainly frugivores meaning they feed on fruit; however, they will occasionally eat some invertebrates.
These birds could live for 10-12 years.
Did you know?
White-cheeked turacos and other species of turaco are the only birds which have true pigment in their feathers because their red and green pigment both contain copper.
Turacos use their long tails for balance and their fourth toe can rotate back and forth to help them to grip branches better.