French: Touraco de Lady Ross German: Rossturako Spanish: Turaco de Ross
Other common names:
Lady Ross's Turaco
Widely distributed from NE & E DRCongo, S South Sudan, Uganda, W Kenya, W Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi to all of S DRCongo, N & E Angola and N Zambia; also isolated populations in NE Gabon, Cameroon and N Central African Republic.
51–54 cm; male 390–444 g, female 395–398 g. Can only be confused with M. violacea, but crest, yellow bill tip and eye patch, dark nape and lack of... read more
Similar to that of M. violacea: main territorial call (usually given synchronously by 2+... read more
Canopy of primary and secondary evergreen gallery and riparian forest, but also in Mavunda... read more
Food and feeding
Wild and cultivated fruits and berries, including Ficus, Musanga, Bridelia, Beilschmiedia, Cissus... read more
Breeds May–Nov in W Kenya, year-round (except Sept) in Uganda, Aug–Nov and Feb in Zambia, and Dec in Zaire. Mongamous and... read more
Frequently wanders to fruiting trees in areas away from its normal haunts, with birds far from... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in Uganda, and reported as frequent to common in general throughout much of its range. Some evidence from EC Africa that the species is able... read more
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