Origin: Western & Central Africa
Scientific Name: Tauracopersa
Turacos are the only birds to possess true red and green colors. When you look at most birds, the color you are seeing is a reflection produced by the feather structure. In fact, if you stirred a glass of water with a red turaco feather, the water would turn pink!
These birds have mobile outer toes, which they are able to rotate forward or backward.
On their heads is a beautiful crest, which stands about 5 cm (2 in.) tall when they are excited.
They are monogamous inbreeding. During courtship, the male will feed the female. Together, they build their nest; mother and father take turns sitting on the eggs.