May 7, 2015 – Red-crested Turaco or Angolan Turaco (Tauraco erythrolophus)

Requested by: taylorrbranham

Found in the forests of Angola, these turacos eat mostly fruits, nuts, seeds, and occasionally some invertebrates. Their feathers contain copper-based pigments, unlike the feathers of most birds. They are social, usually found in flocks of up to 30. Males and females build loose twig nests and incubate the eggs together. The Red-crested Turaco is the national bird of Angola.

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