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A fruit-eating African bird with brightly coloured plumage, a prominent crest, and a long tail.Also called lourie in South Africa
- ‘The turaco was found to differentiate among the calls of predators and those of competitors.’
- ‘The number of extra steps required to unite hoatzin with turacos or cuckoos is large.’
- ‘The only animals to be found here are blue and Colobus monkeys and a variety of birds including hornbill and turaco.’
Mid 18th century: from French touraco, from a West African word.
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