January 15, 2016 – Hartlaub’s Turaco (Tauraco hartlaubi)

Requested by: Elio Grieco

These turacos are found in parts of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. They eat fruits and berries and some small insects, foraging in groups. Relatively poor fliers, they prefer to climb and hop from branch to branch, and are rarely seen on the ground. Monogamous pairs defend territories together, building flimsy stick nests and cooperating to care for the chicks. After two or three weeks, the chicks leave the nest, climbing around for another week or so before learning to fly.