French: Touraco à gros bec German: Blaurückenturako Spanish: Turaco piquigualdo
Other common names:
Black-tipped Crested Turaco
Subspecies and Distribution
T. m. macrorhynchus
(Fraser, 1839) – Black-tipped Crested Turaco – Sierra Leone E to Ghana.
T. m. verreauxii
(Schlegel, 1854) – Red-tipped Crested Turaco – Nigeria, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea (including Bioko) S to Gabon, SW Congo, W DRCongo and N Angola (Cabinda).
40–43 cm; male 261–272 g, female 216–234 g. Head, neck and breast green; rounded helmet-like crest green, tipped black and white; wing-coverts, inner... read more
Main call a very long series of up to 55 raucous cawing notes that initially increase in pace, and... read more
Lowland and montane gallery forest: largely restricted to primary forest, only rarely wandering... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily a fruit-eater, particularly favouring Musanga, Coelocaryon, Polyalthia, Cissus, Heisteria... read more
Dec and Feb in Sierra Leone; Jun–Aug and Dec–Jan in Cameroon; and May–Jun, Aug and Dec–Jan in Gabon. Nest a flimsy... read more
Sedentary in all areas.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Reported to be not uncommon, or even common, in primary forest at Mt Nimba in Liberia, around Makokou in Gabon, and in suitable habitat in... read more
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