French: Touraco à ventre blanc German: Weißbauch-Lärmvogel Spanish: Turaco ventriblanco
Restricted to acacia savannas in E & NE Africa: NW, C & S Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, NE Uganda (Karamoja and Teso), N & E Kenya and S through E plateau of Tanzania (W to Tabora, S to Ruaha National Park).
c. 50 cm (tail 24–25 cm); male 170–225 g, female 225–250 g. Adult grey, with white belly and undertail-coverts; a stiff, pointed, 60 mm-long brownish grey... read more
Quite vocal. Vocabulary comprises several mainly short nasal calls, often repeated in series.... read more
Typically hot, low-lying acacia steppe and savanna with scattered trees. Occurs from sea-level up... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits, flowers, seeds and buds of acacias, particularly favouring the young green pods of Acacia tortilis.
Breeds Feb–Jul in Somalia and Ethiopia, Feb–Aug in Kenya and Tanzania, Jul–Aug in NE Uganda. Nest a rather small, frail... read more
Largely sedentary throughout its range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common throughout its range. Although no real indication of population numbers available, observations indicate that species is abundant in... read more
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