French: Touraco concolore German: Graulärmvogel Spanish: Turaco unicolor
Other common names:
inland of Durban, South Africa
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. molybdophanes
Clancey, 1964 – E Angola through S DRCongo, Zambia and N Malawi to S Tanzania and adjacent areas of N Mozambique.
C. c. pallidiceps
Neumann, 1899 – W Angola S to C Namibia, extending seasonally to W Botswana.
C. c. bechuanae
Roberts, 1932 – S & SE Angola and NE Namibia through Botswana and the Caprivi Strip to SW Zambia, the Zimbabwe Plateau, and N South Africa (C & W Limpopo and North West Provinces).
C. c. concolor
(A. Smith, 1833) – S Malawi and N Mozambique S to NE & E South Africa (E Limpopo to N KwaZulu-Natal) and E Swaziland.
47–50 cm; male 221–299 g, female 202–305 g. Adult has entire head and body warm smoky-grey, palest around eyes and on belly, and darkest on chin, throat,... read more
Quite vocal. Vocabulary consists of several, mainly short, nasal calls, often repeated in series.... read more
Typically in thornbush, savanna and riparian woodlands, generally showing a preference for... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits of Ficus, Viscum, Loranthus, Diospyros, Lannea, Ziziphus, Salvadora... read more
Breeds Jul–Aug in Angola, Apr–Nov in Malawi, Aug–Sept in Zambia, Sept and Dec–Apr in Namibia, and all months in... read more
While there is much local wandering in relation to fluctuating food and water supplies, no regular... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Throughout much of its range this is a common species, often found in flocks of up to 30 at drinking and feeding sites, or perched... read more
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