French: Touraco de Fischer German: Fischerturako Spanish: Turaco de Fischer
Subspecies and Distribution
T. f. fischeri
(Reichenow, 1878) – S Somalia, coastal Kenya (inland along R Tana to Bura), and NE Tanzania from E Usambaras S to R Wami.
T. f. zanzibaricus
Pakenham, 1938 – Zanzibar.
c. 40 cm; male 230–269 g, female 227–283 g. Unmistakable with white-tipped crimson crest, blackish at tallest point; nape also crimson; upperparts, including... read more
Main call a series of 14–18 raucous cawing notes, initially starting faint with less harsh notes,... read more
Forest and wooded thickets, favouring canopy and sub-canopy of mature fruiting trees. Sea-level to... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily a fruit-eater: particular preference for the yellow berries of Pachystela brevipes. Also flower buds and young, pale... read more
Breeds Jun in Kenya. Nest a frail platform of twigs placed 3–10 m above ground in thick tree foliage. Lays 2 almost spherical off-... read more
Largely sedentary in all areas.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Currently considered near-threatened. Both races seriously affected by trapping and continuing clearance of coastal forests. The world... read more
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