Great Blue Turaco

About the Great Blue Turaco
Also known as: Blue Plantain-eater, Blue Turaco, Yala River Great Blue Turaco
Great Blue Turaco

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.

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