Tauraco – Green turacos
The only living birds genus that contains a green pigment in its feathers
The members of this genus are not only some of the most vibrant-looking birds you can lay your eyes upon, from their royal crests that can put any king or queen to shame to their extravagant feathers that contain a green pigment inside.
They differ from other green birds because the Tauracos have a green pigment in their feathers, whereas other birds look green because of the arrangement of their feathers.
These birds are native to Africa and are not migratory. Usually, these birds are frugivorous and enjoy and incorporate many fruits and seeds into their diets. These birds are strongly terrestrial, and you can hear their calls from far away.
Species in this genus
With its vibrant plumage and melodic calls, it brings beauty to the forest while playing an essential role as a seed disperser
These birds were once hunted for their beautiful crimson flight feathers