White-cheecked turacos (Tauraco leucotis) are characterised by their bright, multi-colour plumage predominately green with a long tail, short, rounded wings and lateral, erectile crest. They inhabit the African West, where they live in woods and savannah in groups of five to ten individuals, flying from one tree to another, jumping with agility between branches, communicating with each others using shrill, gruff calls that can be heard by other animals such as antelopes as a sign of warning. They are sedentary and non-migratory birds.
Their diet consists of berries, leaves, flowers and buds but are also known to eat insects, especially during the breeding season. The white-cheecked turaco builds very unstable nests in the trees made up of entwined sticks and branches. They reproduce all year long: usually only two eggs that hatch with very developed birds are laid.