While this bird is capable of flight, it spends most of its time running and hopping from branch to branch.
What They Eat
Fruits, berries, flowers and small invertebrates like termites and snails.
Where They Live
Throughout most of sub-Saharan Africa except the southern-most part of the continent.
What They Do
These birds will defend their treetop territories, even if it means confronting predatory birds. Families and pairs form flocks containing as many as 30 individuals.
How They’re Doing
Lady Ross’s Turacos are listed in the category of least concern for extinction. They have a very large range and a stable population.
Turacos have copper pigment in their feathers, a feature unique to this family of birds.