Turacos rarely come down from the forest canopy. They rapidly run along vines and branches squirrel-style. Their two outer toes rotate backwards for better gripping, and their long tails help with balance.
Length: 15 to 18 in
Weight: Up to 1 lb
Lifespan: 5 to 9 yrs
Diet: Fruit and berries; some insects
Go Away Birds: Turacos live in noisy flocks, calling “g’way” to keep in contact with the group.
Range: Central Africa
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With her fancy feathered crest, Cleo stands out among the crowd during education programs and special events.