Lost and Found

Although turacos are not native to the UK, a number are living 'wild', having escaped from a collection somewhere. They are usually White-cheeked (see below), but a few Violaceous (see below) have been spotted 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.

As for where he/she has come from, a good point of contact is John Hayward on 01869 325699, e-mail , who co-ordinates a national register of lost and stolen birds. He will pass the information on to Cage & Aviary Birds, a weekly newspaper.

White-cheeked Turacos Violaceous Turaco
White-cheeked Turaco Violaceous 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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