The Musophagiformes are a n order of avian problematica. It includes the turacos, the plantain eaters and the go-away birds, and possibly the enigmatic hoatzin - a bird which has consistently baffled taxonomists. Turacos are localised to sub-Saharan Africa, living in forests, woodland and savanna, and feeding off fruits, leaves, flowers, and occasionally insects, snails and slugs. They make large nests in trees out of sticks.
Author: Robert Davis
Last updated: 21/11/05
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