Lady Ross’s Turaco

This species was bred in captivity for the first time by the Houston Zoo in 1979. The Lady Ross’ Turaco lives in the wooded plain and eats a diet of plants and fruits.


  • Scientific Name: Musophaga rossae
  • Range: Central and southern Africa
  • Status in the Wild: Stable
  • Location in the Zoo: Birds of the World
  • Cool Animal Fact: Breeding-pair shares time incubating the clutch of eggs in the nest. Both also feed the chicks by regurgitation.