Violaceous Turaco Musophaga violacea

Even though they spend most of their lives above the ground, turacos aren’t great fliers.

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ORIGIN:
Western Africa

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HABITAT:
Forests

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
12 oz
Length: 18 in

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DIET:
Fruits, seeds and nuts

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PREDATORS:
Snakes

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp nails

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REPRODUCTION:
21-24 day incubation

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THREATS:
Habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 30 yrs in human care

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