Livingstone's Turaco

Distribution map of Livingstone's Turaco. Click to enlarge.

Distribution map

Livingstone's Turaco

(Tauraco livingstonii)

Three sub-species:

Reichenow's Turaco (T.l.reichenowi)



Livingstone's Turaco. Click to enlarge.


This species' speciation is defined on vocal and cytogenic differences, which separate the Livingstone's Turaco from the rest of the Green Turaco super-species. The Livingstone's Turaco is approximately 45cm from beak to tail, and weighs about 262-380 grams. Females are generally slighter in appearance than males. Most usefully for species identification, the white tipped crest is anteriorly pointed when erect and measures around 65-75mm long. Within its range, the Livingstone's Turaco inhabits montane and coastal forests, from sea level to 2500m. It feeds mainly on available fruits.

CITES II: Not globally threatened, but future population problems may arise from regional deforestation.

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