French: Touraco à huppe blanche German: Weißhaubenturako Spanish: Turaco crestiblanco
Bahr el Abiad, upper White Nile, southern Sudan
Extreme SE Nigeria, N Cameroon (Adamawa Plateau) E across S Chad and N Central African Republic to SW & S South Sudan, NE DRCongo, N & C Uganda and W Kenya.
c. 40 cm; male 200–225 g, female 198–226 g. Unmistakable, with pure white crest, cheeks and neck contrasting sharply with glossy violaceous blue-black lores,... read more
Main call a series of 14–18 raucous cawing notes delivered at a steady pace and preceded by a... read more
Riverine gallery forest and wooded savannas, particularly where there is an abundance of creepers... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily fruits and berries, but also flowerheads, and some snails.
Breeds Aug in Nigeria, May in Central African Republic, Apr onwards in Zaire, May–Jun in Uganda. Nest a flimsy saucer-shaped platform... read more
Although largely sedentary throughout its range, it will frequently venture away from the thicker... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Fairly common in the Upper Nile regions of N Uganda and S Sudan, and locally common in W Kenya.
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