The violaceous turaco is a large forest bird native to Western Africa.
Violaceous turaco behavior and facts
- Violaceous turacos eat fruit, nuts and seeds. They are often called violet plantain-eaters.
- Each foot possesses three forward-pointing toes and one toe that can be pointed either forward or backward.
- It frequents forests, drainage areas with large fruits trees and mangroves.
From birth to death
- Violaceous turacos are almost always seen in pairs.
- Their nests are frail, flat stick platforms contructed in tree tops.
- Breeding is thought to be synchronous with the rainy season.
- Clutch: 2 eggs
IUCN least concern
Violaceous turacos, the Oregon Zoo and you
The zoo's violaceous turacos live in the Howard Vollum Aviary exhibit.