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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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 28 November 2016
Scientific Name
Tauraco leucotis
  • Musophagiformes
  • Musophagidae
  • Tauraco
  • T. leucotis
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 24 November 2018)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
17 inches
7.1 to 11.1 ounces

International Names

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