Lady Ross's Turaco

[Musophaga rossae]

Fmpsu0uhiuaumyoavrg9 "Pigeon-like bird about 20 inches long whose body is blackish and wings and tail more dark violet. The bird has a glassy overall appearance. Outstanding characteristics are a crimson head crest, a brilliant yellow face and bill, and crimson flight feathers.

Location: African Elephant Crossing

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Range
Central Africa (Angola, Zambia, Kenya, Cameroons, Central Africa Republic, etc.)
Habitat
Evergreen forest canopy
Gestation
Incubation 24-26 days
Litter
Clutch size: 1-2 eggs
Behavior
Tend to be in pairs or small flocks. Tends to be sedentary, cannot fly very well. Spends its time running around trees inconspicuously and silently. The only time they seem to be around is their hoarse “caw” cry.
Reproduction
Both sexes build a nest of twigs in trees at least 8 or more feet above the ground. The breeding season varies by country, but tends to be fall. The chicks grow fast and by 30 days leave the nest trees supervised by their parents.
Wild Diet
Fruit, berries, shoots, occasional termites and snails
Zoo Diet
Fruit mixture
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