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Yellow-billed Turaco - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name(s); Crested Turaco, Verreaux's Turaco, Black-tipped Turaco, Turacus macrorhynchus

Tauraco macrorhynchus


40–43 cm
Shorter, more rounded crest with red and white (nominate) or red and black tips, no vertical white line before the eye, bluer wing coverts, greener tail and wholly bright yellow bill.

Similar Species

Very similar to Guinea Turaco.


Graphic by Nrg800

West Africa: found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola
African Islands: Gulf of Guinea Islands: Bioko


Genetically closer to Violet Turaco and Ross's Turaco than other green turaco's


There are two subspecies:

  • T. m. macrorhynchus:
  • T. m. verreauxii:


Gallery forest, both lowland and montane.



Their main diet consists almost entirely of fruit.


As Guinea Turaco but spaces between "kow"s lengthen as if the bird was slowing down.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2015)
  4. BF Member observations

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