The Black- Billed Turaco

If you are Planning a Uganda Birding Safari. Then plan to enjoy the Black- Billed Turaco.

In this section of the Uganda Birding Safari Guide we share with you information about Black- Billed Turaco birds that could help you enjoy your Bird watching tour to Africa.

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Where to find the Black-Billed Turaco (Tauraco schuetti)

The black billed turaco is among the stunning eight bottle- green turacos found forested areas.

You will find this bird common in the interiors of most of the forests found in the western part of Uganda.

The black billed turaco is also found in some parts of Rwanda and Burundi.

The identification of these birds is mainly based on the color and pattern of head markings.

Characteristics of The Black -Billed Turaco

The sexes of the black billed turaco are all alike with a height of 40cm.

The adult bird is green in color with a peaked crest edged in white, the bill appears black.

The eyes are red-ringed with a short white line above and a longer one below and behind the eyes.

The wings and tail of the black billed turaco are dark green but the tail is more dark and blue-green.

The immature birds are almost like the adults birds but have less red color on the wings.

In their habitat

Black Billed Turaco birds are normally residents of woodlands and forests occupying dense forest canopies from 700-2800m above sea level.

It is difficult to see them since they are shy but at times you may see them either single or in pairs.

These birds have a raucous call that is a characteristic harsh series of rrrr rrrerrrr rrrrr, you will hear this sound in many forests.

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