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White-cheeked Turaco

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About the White-cheeked Turaco

Also known as: White-cheeked Plantain-eater
The White-cheeked Turaco is a species of turaco found across parts of east-central Africa. Their preferred habitats are highland conifer forests.

White-cheeked Turacos are crested birds with a slate-blue and greenish body plumage. They have orangish eye wattles and an orange-red bill. They are named for the bright white blaze across their cheek and neck.

White-cheeked Turacos feed on a variety of items, including both animal and vegetable material. They will eat fruit & berries as well as insects and even small reptiles.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 28 November 2016
Scientific Name Tauraco leucotis
  • Musophagiformes
  • Musophagidae
  • Tauraco
  • T. leucotis
Birdorable Family Cuckoos & Cohorts
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 23 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
17 inches
7.1 to 11.1 ounces
Range Central Africa East Africa

International Names

  • 白颊蕉鹃 (Chinese)
  • turaco bělolící (Czech)
  • Hvidkindet Turako (Danish)
  • Witwangtoerako (Dutch)
  • valkoposkiturako (Finnish)
  • Touraco à joues blanches (French)
  • Weißohrturako (German)
  • Turaco guancebianche (Italian)
  • ホオジロエボシドリ [hoojiroeboshidori] (Japanese)
  • Hvitøreturako (Norwegian)
  • turak bialouchy (Polish)
  • Turaco-de-orelha-branca (Portuguese)
  • Белоухий турако (Russian)
  • Turaco Cariblanco (Spanish)
  • vitkindad turako (Swedish)

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