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Turacos (Musiphagidae)

Turaco birds are made up of 18 species of African residents known for their gorgeous coloring and fruit eating. They are sometimes referred to as plantain eaters or Lourie and their proper name is the Musophagidae family which translates to “banana eaters”, although the majority of their diet is made up of things other than bananas. They are long-tailed, short-winged, and live in dense forest. The birds are noisy and have a variety of entertaining calls depending on the occasion and species.

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Violet waxbills Lemon Breasted Canary

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Name: David
Posted: 12/13/2017
Phone: (602) 618-7483
Aviary: azbirds
Location: arizona  
Website: http://www.birdproduct.com

White Crested Laughing Thrushes 3 pair 3500 a a pair  White Tip Green Singers 75 ea 5 pair of Lemon Breasted Canary 375 a pair  Black throated Canary 90 ea  4 pair of Violet waxbills 400 a pair  African Yellow Canary 260 a pair  Fawn Owl finches 80 ea  Violet Turacos 50...

Violaceous Turacos

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Name: GS
Posted: 11/29/2017
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Location: California  
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Bonded pair of violaceous turacos. Shipping available via United Airlines. 

Violet Turaco Pair

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Name: GS
Posted: 11/20/2017
Phone: (626) 487-9362
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Location: California  
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Bonded pair violet touracos available. Asking $1400 OBO. Shipping available.

red crested turaco

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Name: Ben Keller
Posted: 11/20/2017
Phone: (435) 695-5233
Aviary: Gallegos Aviary
Location: Utah  
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2.0.0 Red crested turacos. Semi tame males. 400 each, I can ship through united or USPS at buyers expense. Open to trades. Emails preferred but calls and texts accepted. 

Red crested turaco

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Name: Ben Keller
Posted: 11/13/2017
Phone: (435) 239-0133
Aviary: Gallegos Aviary
Location: Utah  
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2.0.0 Red crested turacos. Semi tame males. 400 each, I can ship through united or USPS at buyers expense. Open to trades.


Violet Turacos

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Name: Chris Estep
Posted: 11/9/2017
Phone: (760) 672-0127
Aviary: Toucan Jungle
Location: California  
Website: http://www.ToucanJungle.com


Miscellaneous softbills

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Name: Mike S
Posted: 11/6/2017
Phone: (760) 557-0638
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Location: California  
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For sale the following birds: (1) Male Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza) - $200.00 (1) Male Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola) - $100.00 (1) Pair Southern Yellow Grosbeak (Pheucticus chrysogaster) - $200.00 (1) Male Western Rosella (Platycercus icterotis) - $150.00 (1) Female White Backed Mousebir...

Turacos & Plovers Available

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Name: Kateri Davis
Posted: 10/28/2017
Phone: (Pre) fer-dule
Aviary: Davis Lund Aviaries, Specializing in Softbill Bird
Location: Oregon  
Website: https://dlaviaries.wordpress.com

Male young Red Crest Turaco - $400 Male young White Cheek Turaco - $450 Male adult Spurwing Plover - $200 All domesically bred outdoor aviary birds (not tame) that are DNAed by Avian Biotech. No females available at this time. Shipping available. Trades for other sm & lg softbills consider...

Turacos for sale

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Name: Stuart Denton
Posted: 10/27/2017
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Aviary: Averill Farms
Location: Florida  
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White cheek turaco unrelated pairs $800 3.4 related $350 ea. Red crested Turaco 2.1 related $350 ea.

White Cheek Turacos

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Posted: 9/9/2017
Phone: (Pre) fer-dule
Aviary: Davis Lund Aviaries, Specializing in Softbill Bird
Location: Oregon  
Website: https://dlaviaries.wordpress.com

Two Male White Cheek Turacos $450 each, $800 both. Summer 2017 juvenile siblings, starting to get adult plumage. Aviary and parent raised. Beautiful strong birds! Close banded and DNA sexed by Avian Biotech. Trades for other small and medium  sized softbills considered. Let ...


Turaco Video






Types of Turacos

Physical Excellence

Turaco species all vary in size, but all have their rich colors in common. About half the species are grayish, brown and white, but the other half is iridescent colors of green, red, and purple. Most have a predominant head crest. Each species have their own sounds. One's been nicknamed “The Go-Away Bird” for its alarming sound and sounding as if they are actually saying 'g'way, g'way”. Other species might “bark”, “laugh”, or “coo”.

Courtship and Reproduction

The Turaco is a social bird that can be found in noisy flocks, but nests alone. The male will do a type of dance and sometimes regurgitates meals for the female. The dance is like walking or leaping about the trees with its tail fanned exposing its crimson in its wings. The male and female usually look identical, but it is believed that their facial patterns play a role in mate recognition. Once they've mated, two or three eggs will be incubated on their interesting nest. Rather than a cup-like nest like most birds we hear of, the Turaco makes a flat platform of like materials. Once the chicks are hatched, they are quite able from the start and have pretty well-developed claws already. Turacos spend all of their time in tree-tops foraging for food. They can run rather quickly, but are not good flyers and don't migrate.

Diet

Like previously mentioned, the bird has been named as a banana eater, but its diet mainly consists of the things that are found where they nest, considerably high up in the trees. Fruit, buds, flowers, leaves, small insects, slugs, and snails are main parts of the diet. Their diet helps the ecosystem by dispersing seeds for plant reproduction. Sometimes they'll travel long distances to eat from a favorite tree.

In Captivity

Turacos can be viewed in some zoos and wildlife parks, and aren't uncommonly kept. They are an ideal animal for keeping because they live as well as 30 years of age in captivity and can be kept in large groups. The bird has a soft bill and should be given a diet appropriate for its bill. Plenty of information for keeping Turacos is readily available, another good factor for keeping wild animals.

Rarity

For the most part, Turacos are considered low-risk with some species more endangered than others. Something that makes this bird rather special is that it has two copper pigments that haven't been discovered within any other bird species before. The crimson feathers mentioned in the section pertaining the male's courtship dance, are usually only seen when the bird is in flight and are also highly esteemed by African societies and are usually only worn in ceremonial attire.