Kingdom: Animals
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: 3
Species: 160

 

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Range: South West Africa
Habitat: Forests
Conservation Status: Vulnerable
Scientific Name: Tauraco erythrolophus

The Lady Ross’s Turaco (rhymes with Morocco) has a crest of red feathers on the top of its head. It has beautiful feathers with a copper-based pigment that makes this bird really shimmy. This is a tree dwelling fruit eater that lives in family groups. The bird will dive into water if threatened. They have a heavy, labored flight. The mostly like to hop from branch to branch. Up to eight birds will live together and defend their territory. Our Lady Ross’s Turacos are located near the train depot.