English : White-crested turaco
French : Touraco à huppe blanche
Class : Aves
Order : Musophagiformes
Family : Musophagidae
Notes : No subspecies known
Adults can grow to 40 cm in length for a weight of 225 grams. Unmistakable. Pure white head and crest with black forehead. Olive green belly, iridescent purple-violet wings and bright red flying feathers. Yellow bill, red eyering.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in Central Africa, from South-east Nigeria and north Cameroon all the way to central Uganda and western Kenya. Lives in gallery forests, wooded savannas and woodlands, to 2200 meters.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species isn’t threatened at this point and remains at least locally common throughout its big range.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
Dallas World Aquarium (USA), Zoo Antwerpen (Belgium), Weltvogelpark Walsrode (Germany)
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