White-cheeked Turaco

(Turaco leucotis)

FUN FACT

Hatchling turacos have tiny claws on the ends of their wings that allow them to cling to twigs near the nest. They shed these claws about the time they fledge.

Distribution

Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan.

Habitat

Forests.

Diet

Fruits and plant matter, as well as some insects when nesting.

Breeding

Status

Not Under Threat (Least Concern)

At the Aviary

See the White-cheeked Turaco in our Tropical Rainforest exhibit.