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 Avidiversity  AVITOPIA - Turacos

Scientific system: Clements et al.

Familia: Musophagidae

You can get "Checklist of the Turacos of Planet Earth" as an e-book here.

The family of Turacos can only be found in sub-Saharan Africa. Their body length is between 37 cm and 70 cm. They have short round wings, a short, strong bill, a long tail and short feet, the outer toe of which can be turned. They are tree dwellers, which mainly eat fruit, but also other parts of plants and small invertebrates. They build a platform nest in a tree or bush. The young bird are able to climb after 10 days with the help of their feet and wing claws.


     cristata - Great Blue Turaco (5)


     persa - Guinea Turaco (5)
     livingstonii - Livingstone's Turaco (5)
     schalowi - Schalow's Turaco (4)
     corythaix - Knysna Turaco (4)
     schuettii - Black-billed Turaco (4)
     leucolophus - White-crested Turaco (5)
     fischeri - Fischer's Turaco (6)
     macrorhynchus - Yellow-billed Turaco (3)
     bannermani - Bannerman's Turaco (1)
     erythrolophus - Red-crested Turaco (7)
     hartlaubi - Hartlaub's Turaco (4)
     leucotis - White-cheeked Turaco (9)
     ruspolii - Ruspoli's Turaco (2)
     porphyreolophus - Purple-crested Turaco (6)


     johnstoni - Ruwenzori Turaco (3)


     violacea - Violet Turaco (5)
     rossae - Ross's Turaco (4)


     personatus - Bare-faced Go-away-bird (5)
     concolor - Grey Go-away-bird (8)
     leucogaster - White-bellied Go-away-bird (5)


     piscator - Western Plantain-eater (9)
     zonurus - Eastern Plantain-eater (6)

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