Western Plantain-eater aka Grey Plantain-eater
Western Plantain-eater aka Grey Plantain-eater
Western Plantain-eater aka Grey Plantain-eater

Western Plantain-eater aka Grey Plantain-eater

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The Western Plantain-eater (Crinifer piscator), also known as the Grey Plantain-eater or Western Grey Plantain-eater, is a large member of the turaco family, a group of large arboreal near-passerine birds restricted to Africa.
This species is a resident breeder in open woodland habitats in tropical west Africa. It lays two or three eggs in a tree platform nest.
DESCRIPTION:
They are 50 cm long, including a long tail. Their plumage is mainly grey above spotted with brown. The head, erectile crest, neck and breast are brown streaked with silver. The underparts are whitish, heavily streaked with brown. Western Plantain-eater has a thick bright yellow bill, and shows a white wing bar in flight. The sexes are identical, but immatures have a black woolly head without silver streaking.
DIET:
Feeds on fruit, especially figs, seeds and other vegetable matter. In Captivity: fresh fruit, Lory Pellets and nectar.