French: Touraco géant German: Riesenturako Spanish: Turaco gigante
Equatorial Africa from Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ivory Coast E to Nigeria, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea (including Bioko), Gabon, N Angola, Congo, DRCongo, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, NW Tanzania and W Kenya.
70–75 cm; male 857–949 g, female 822–1231 g. Readily identified by large size and predominantly grey-blue or greenish blue and yellow plumage; crest blue-... read more
Main call a deep gobbling resonant trill, comprising drawling “rou-ou” notes, abruptly followed by... read more
Lowland, intermediate and montane rain forest, as well as heavy gallery forest; where not molested... read more
Food and feeding
Largely frugivorous, but buds, shoots, leaves and flowers also taken, and overall dietary diversity higher than in Gallirex johnstoni... read more
May in Nigeria; Feb, May–Jul and Sept–Dec in Cameroon; Mar, Aug–Sept and Dec in Gabon; Mar–Apr and Sept in Zaire (... read more
Groups of 6–7 birds, occasionally more, maintain territories throughout year; solitary... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Most widespread of all turacos, and seems not uncommon in most of range. Locally common in W & S Uganda. Although adaptable to some extent, and... read more
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