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White Cheeked Turaco - Turaco Tauraco Leucotis Bird

White Cheeked Turaco Turaco

Notable traits of the White Cheeked Turaco Bird: Turaco (Tauraco Leucotis)
Latin Name: Tauraco Leucotis
Common Name: White Cheeked Turaco
Description: The White-cheeked nominate features a dark crest, with the sub-species differentiated by a pale crimson hind crown. To establish distinctions look for an orange bill and a broad white cheek lateral on the neck, posterior to the ear covert. This species measures approximately 42-43cm beak to tail, and weighs between 200-315g.
Generally feeds on fruits and plant material. The species will also take arthropods, and insect-eating has been seen in captivity when pairs are rearing. The White-cheeked Turaco is probably the most common species kept and bred in captivity. It is popular with enthusiasts for its excited, dynamic behaviour and attractive appearance, coupled with an affordable price for captive-bred specimens.
Trainability: Very Low
Length: 43 cm(17 inches)
Average Lifespan: 12 years
Average Weight: 200 to 315 g
Diet: Fresh and Live food (mealworms, termites, ant pupae), millet, green food, egg food, some fruit (oranges, pears, apples)
Housing: Large cage or flight
Notes: This is a handfed tame bird! Sold weaned! Is available to view by appointment only.
Mutations: Albino and cinnamon
Breeding Life: 1
Average Clutch Size: 2-3
Habitat: Eastern Africa
References: Patee
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