French: Touraco à queue barrée German: Bindenlärmvogel Spanish: Turaco gris oriental
Other common names:
Eastern Grey Plantain-eater
Eritrea, Ethiopian Rift Valley and W highlands, South Sudan, SE Central African Republic, N & NE DRCongo S through Uganda and Rwanda to SE DRCongo (R Niemba and upper R Lualaba), W Burundi, NW Tanzania E to Mwanza, Serengeti and R Malagarasi, and W Kenya from Mt Elgon S to R Mara; also disjunctly in SE Chad and SW Sudan#R (where possibly sympatric with C. piscator).
c. 50 cm; 501–737 g. Distinguished from C. piscator by white in tail, scalloped (not spotted) upperparts with less conspicuous shaft streaks, unstreaked lower... read more
Main call is mix of clucking, yapping and hysterical-sounding cackling notes, similar to, but... read more
Inhabits all types of open wooded savannas and cultivation; locally common also in many well-... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily fruits, including Ficus and Musanga; also flowers of Daniellia oliveri in West Nile Province of NW... read more
Breeds Mar–May in Sudan, Feb–Mar in Ethiopia, Nov–Mar in Zaire, Oct in Burundi, Aug–May in W Kenya, and Oct–... read more
While largely sedentary throughout its range, some local dry-season movements, possibly governed by... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common in most parts of its range. Locally abundant in S Sudan, over much of Ethiopia (except SE), Uganda and throughout the L Victoria... read more
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