Lost and Found

Although turacos are not native to the UK, a number are living 'wild', having escaped from a collection somewhere. They are often White-cheeked (see below), but a few Violets (see below) Red-crested, Hartlaub's and a Fischer's have all been spotted over the last few years and any species kept in captivity could potentially escape from its flight. To identify the turaco have a look at the pictures on the species page.

A good place to look is the UK National Pet Register 'Lost Bird Register'.

White-cheeked Turacos Violaceous Turaco
White-cheeked Turaco Violet Turaco

Extract from magazine Issue 49: "How to prevent turaco escapes" by Louise Peat, James Taylor and David Jones - download pdf.

 

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