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)

(T.l.cabanisi)

(T.l.livingstonii)

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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