Great Blue Turaco

Distribution map of Great Blue Turaco

Distribution map

Great Blue Touraco

(Corythaeola cristata)

Great Blue Turaco. Click to enlarge.

The largest member of the Turaco family, the Great Blue measures around 70-75 cm long and usually weighs between 822-1231 grams. Within its distribution it inhabits montane rain forests and gallery forests from sea level to around 2700m. It feeds mainly on available fruits within this environment, but the eating of leaves, shoots and flowers have also been noted.

CITES III: The Great Blue is not globally threatened, but is subject to deforestation, hunting and natural pest predation.

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