White-crested Turaco

Tauraco leucolophus

White-crested Turacoo, Tauraco leucolophus, photo © by Michael Plagens.

Upper Kerio Valley, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Kenya. Dec. 2014. Feeding on fruit in a Balanites tree.

The prominent white head crest on this large fruit-eating bird makes it easily recognizable. The dark tail is very ample. In Kenya, this bird is to be found in trees along river corridors in northwestern, lower elevation areas.

Musophagidae -- Turaco Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

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Kenya Natural History

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