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White-cheeked Turaco

Tauraco leucotis

Cuculiformes - Musophagidae - Turacos

White-cheeked Turaco - Adult

© P. Clayton

White-cheeked Turaco - Adult

Distribution: Ethiopian Highlands from SW Arussi to SE Sudan

Habitat: Montane forest, also in tall gallery trees and thick bush along watercourses

Diet: Fruits & berries

Breeding: Nest is a thick platform of dry twigs.

Clutch size: 2 eggs

Incubation: 22 - 23 days

Fledge age: 18 - 19 days


Protocol from Davis Lund Aviaries

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Protocol established 1993
Used on ? individuals
Success rate ?%


Protocol used for at least 5 individuals with over 75% success*
Used by 2 or more institutions*
Points on minimizing imprinting 
Birds went on to produce fertile eggs*
Birds went on to successfully parent rear*

Warning points

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Del Hoya, J., Elliott, A. & Sargatal, J. eds. (1997). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol4. Sandgrouse to Cukoos. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Link to Turacos in Aviculture book. Kateri Davis, Davis Lund Aviaries

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