French: Touraco de Hartlaub German: Seidenturako Spanish: Turaco de Hartlaub
G. A. Fischer and Reichenow
Mt Meru, northern Tanzania
Centred around Kenyan Highlands, extending into E Uganda (at Mts Morongole, Moroto, Kadam, Debasien and Elgon) and into N Tanzania (at Loliondo, Longido, Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro, North and South Pares and W Usambaras).
43 cm; male 210–270 g, female 195–275 g. Adult has forehead, rounded bushy crest and nape glossy blue-black, with a prominent white patch in front of eye, itself... read more
Main call (given especially morning and evening) is series of c. 12 loud, throaty “kwa” notes... read more
Montane evergreen forest at 1500–3200 m; in C Kenya, also occurs in well-timbered suburban... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily fruits and berries, particularly Chaetacme, Elaeodendron, Euclea, Trema, Duranta,... read more
Breeds Apr–Dec, with peaks coinciding with periods of high rainfall. Monogamous and territorial. Nest a shallow platform (c. 20 cm in... read more
Sedentary throughout its range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Fairly common everywhere within its range, and still found to be locally abundant in many areas above 2000 m. Some populations in N... read more
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