French: Touraco de Livingstone German: Livingstoneturako Spanish: Turaco de Livingstone
G. R. Gray
Subspecies and Distribution
T. l. reichenowi
(G. A. Fischer, 1880) – Nguru and Uluguru Mts SE to Dabaga and Njombe Highlands, in Tanzania.
T. l. cabanisi
(Reichenow, 1883) – coastal lowlands of Tanzania S of R Mligasi through Mozambique to NE South Africa (NE KwaZulu-Natal).
T. l. livingstonii
G. R. Gray, 1864 – highlands E of the Rift in Malawi and adjacent N Mozambique, S to E Zimbabwe (Inyanga to Mt Selinda).
45–46 cm; male 280–380 g, female 262–350 g. Adult has long green crest, tipped white; upperparts vary racially, from green to blue; belly and undertail-... read more
Main call is a series of 10–15 raucous cawing notes, initially faint with shorter less harsh notes... read more
Coastal and montane evergreen forest, from sea-level to 2500 m.
Food and feeding
Primarily a fruit-eater. In Malawi diet overlaps greatly with that of T. schalowi, 80% of species consumed being common to both. read more
Breeds Oct–Dec in Malawi, Dec–Jan and Jun in Mozambique, Sept–Feb in Zimbabwe. Nest a well-woven platform of sticks and... read more
Largely sedentary throughout its range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Fairly common over much of its range, but continuing forest clearance will ultimately have adverse effect on all races. Some Tanzanian... read more
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