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Lost and found
I have seen a bird in my garden which I think is a turaco. Is this likely to be an escaped bird and is there somewhere to report that I have seen it?
Although turacos are not native to the UK, a number are living ‘wild’, having escaped from a collection somewhere. They are often White-cheeked, but Violets, Red-crested, Hartlaub’s and a Fischer’s have all been spotted over the last few years and any species kept in captivity could potentially escape from its flight. To identify the turaco have a look at the pictures on the I.T.S. species page.
A good place to look is the UK National Pet Register ‘Lost Bird Register‘.