- Podiceps cristatus
- Loons & Grebes
The Great Blue Turaco is a large type of turaco that lives across central Africa. Their diet consists of primarily fruit, as well as leaves and flowers. The striking body plumage of green-blue and yellow also includes a tall, thick dark head crest. Juveniles sport smaller crests and an overall duller plumage from adults. The Great Blue Turaco is highly territorial, and highly vocal with a loud and deep gutteral call.
The Great Blue Turaco is the most widespread of all species of turaco. Their conservation status is considered least concern, although like many birds their habitat is declining due to deforestation.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 26 March 2010|
|Scientific Name||Corythaeola cristata|
|Birdorable Family||Cuckoos & Cohorts|
(as of 15 November 2016)
27 to 30 inches
29 to 44 ounces
|Range||West Africa Central Africa East Africa|