Green Tauraco

The Green Tauraco (Tauraco persa) is a species of bird that is a resident breeder in the forests of Tropical West Africa. It is dependant on its habitat of plentiful tall trees.

The Green Tauraco is clearly identifiable, but very hard to spot as it remains inconspicuous in the treetops. It is 17 inches long, including its long tail. Its plumage is green except for the small but thick red bill and red and white eye patches. It has a green crest. In flight, its crimson primary flight feathers contrast with its otherwise green plumage. The call is a loud cawr-cawr. It feeds on fruit and blossoms. The female lays two eggs in a tree platform nest.

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