|“||Behoove official turaco whistles!||”|
In The Lion Guard
The turacos featured in The Lion Guard differ slightly in appearance from real turacos. While they do have blue upperparts and bluish black crests, their underparts are sky blue rather than yellow-green.
In the Real World
Turacos are tree-dwelling birds that spend all day feeding upon various plant parts (fruit, leaves, blossoms, etc) and insects. Turacos are vocal birds that utter deep, guttural calls, sometimes preceded by a quieter rolling trill noise. These sounds play a significant part in their displays of courtship. Female turacos lay two eggs at a time. These eggs are round, almost spherical, and light blue in color. When the offspring hatch, they are fed with regurgitated leaves.
During Zuka Zama, turacos lean out from behind a tree and begin moving their wings up and down while singing "Zuka zama zom zom zom!". They reappear at the end of the song, in the same place.
During Duties of the King, Zazu sings that it is one of the king's duties to behoove official turaco whistles. A turaco appears on a branch near Simba opens its beak (presumably whistling), and flies away. Later in the song, a turaco flies from one side of a forest path to the other.
At the very end of the episode, turacos are shown flying by, along with a bee-eater.
When Tamaa sings about his trouble getting food, turaco pecks at some seeds.
In the song Running with the King, some turacos start flying around with some bee-eaters when Simba passes by. A bit later in the song, more turacos pass by Simba again when he walks over some turtles to cross a stream
Turacos can be seen awaiting the legendary eagle Hadithi's arrival in the Pride Lands. During the song Hadithi the Hero, a few can be seen idolizing him, with one fanning herself and another collapsing after receiving a wink from their hero. Later, a turaco appears at Hadithi's Royal Mudprint Ceremony.
A turaco is mentioned by Makini for what's its favorite.
Turacos can be seen when Dhahabu's Herd comes into the Pride Lands.
White-crested turaco can be seen flying around during Welcome to the Tree of Life.