Guinea Turaco

Tauraco persa

Habitat and Geographic Distribution: Ivory Coast, Ghana.

Diet: Frugivorous; fruits and plant matter.

Reproduction: Reach sexual maturity at 2 years of age. The female lays 2 to 3 eggs, incubation lasts on average 2 to 3 weeks, and the parents take turns incubating until the hatching of the eggs.

Behaviour: These birds are quite friendly and usually live in flocks. They have strong beaks, usually colourful, capable of tearing fruit and vegetation. Unique to the turacos are two copper pigments: turacin that is responsible for the red colour; and turacoverdin that is responsible for the green colour.

Conservation Status: LC (Least Concern)


Class: Aves

Order: Musophagiformes

Family: Musophagidae

Length: 40-43 cm

Lifespan: 5-9 years

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