In the Wild:
Red-crested turaco are seen in flocks of up to 30 birds, or in pairs. They usually remain in trees, only coming down to eat or drink. They have a deep barking call. These birds are monogamous. They build nests 5 to 20m above the ground. Both male and female turaco incubate the eggs and the young fledge at 4-5 weeks old. The red-crested turaco has two copper pigments, ‘red turacin’ and ‘turacoverdin’, not found in any other birds. These pigments are closely linked to the turaco's habitat and are of great interest to scientists.