Schalow's Turaco

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

Distribution map

Schalow's Turaco

(Tauraco schalowi)

Schalow's Turaco. Click to enlarge.


Speciation from the Green Turaco super-species is defined by vocal and chromosomal differences. The Schalow's Turaco is around 41-44cm from beak to tail, and weighs approximately 208-267 grams. The white tipped crest is useful for instant species identification; at 80-120mm in length, it is relativity the longest of the entire Turaco family. Within its range, the Schalow's Turaco inhabits many woodland and forest types, from 600 to 2500m. It feeds generally on fruit.

CITES II: Not globally threatened.

The Long-crested Turaco is thought to be a sub-species of the Schalow's Turaco. They are very similar, but the Long-crested lacks the white stripe under the eye.

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