White-cheeked Turaco

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.
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