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White Cheeked Turaco

White Cheeked Turaco

(Menelikornis leucotis)


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.

Life Span

These birds could live for 10-12 years.

Conservation Status

Least concern.