A fruit-eating African bird with brightly colored plumage, a prominent crest, and a long tail.
- ‘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: French, from a West African word.