French: Touraco vert German: Guineaturako Spanish: Turaco de Guinea
Other common names:
Subspecies and Distribution
T. p. buffoni
(Vieillot, 1819) – Senegambia to Liberia.
T. p. persa
(Linnaeus, 1758) – Ivory Coast and Ghana to W Cameroon (Mt Cameroon and Bamenda Highlands).
T. p. zenkeri
Reichenow, 1896 – S Cameroon, W Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, N Angola, Congo and NW DRCongo.
40–43 cm; 225–290 g. Adult has head and erectile crest, neck, breast and mantle grass-green; lower back, rump and tail dull blackish with metallic violet and... read more
Main call a series of 10–16 raucous cawing notes, initially faint with less harsh notes, then... read more
Widespread in W African lowland and gallery forests; generally prefers areas of older secondary... read more
Food and feeding
Wide variety of wild and cultivated fruits, also flowers and buds. In Gabon eats fruits of Musanga, Ficus lingua, ... read more
Breeds May–Jun and Aug in Cameroon, Dec–Feb and Jun–Sept in Gabon; records in Jun and Oct in Sierra Leone. Nest a roughly... read more
Largely sedentary throughout its W African range; in Gabon strongly territorial, with pairs... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Fairly common and widespread over much of its range, but no real information on numbers. No data on densities, but territories in Gabon... read more
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