French: Touraco du Rwenzori German: Kammschnabelturako Spanish: Turaco del Rwenzori
Subspecies and Distribution
G. j. johnstoni
Sharpe, 1901 – Rwenzori Mts in NE DRCongo and SW Uganda; also E DRCongo at Mulu (NW of L Edward).
G. j. kivuensis
(Neumann, 1908) – montane forests of Kivu Highlands (E DRCongo), Virunga Volcanoes and Nyungwe Forest (Rwanda and Burundi), and SW Uganda (Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks).
G. j. bredoi
(Verheyen, 1947) – Mt Kabobo, in E DRCongo (at NC part of W shore of L Tanganyika).
c. 45 cm; 211–259 g. Might be confused only with G. porphyreolophus (slight geographical overlap), but differs in several characters (chin and throat... read more
Unmistakable monkey-like, thin, “chk-chk-chk...” or “ik, ik, ik, krowng”, which is quite unlike... read more
Montane forests, generally favouring those areas dominated by bamboo and Podocarpus, at... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits and berries, notably those of Ficus, Galiniera, Maesa, Musanga, Olea, Olinia... read more
Breeds May in Uganda (where female in breeding condition in Dec and downy young in Jun or Jul), May–Nov in E Zaire, Oct–Nov in... read more
Sedentary throughout its range, but in Rwenzori Mts. perhaps moves to lower elevations during... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Although confined to the montane forests of the Albertine Rift, this distinctive species appears to be fairly common throughout its rather restricted... read more
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