Ruwenzori Turaco

The Ruwenzori Turaco is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Ruwenzori Turaco (Ruwenzorornis johnstoni) (Sharpe, 1901) summary taxon grid map Wikipedia NatureServe Google: Web|Scholar ITIS Birdlife Google|Flickr Xeno-Canto - photo: macronyx Photo powered by More

Ruwenzori turacos also eat leaves, which constitute 25% and 6.3% of their diets, respectively (Sun 1995). Obligate (i.e. ab- solute) frugivory is thought to be rare in birds because the availability of protein in fruits is low (Morton 1973, Foster 1978, Izhaki and Safriel 1989). Compared with fruits, leaves are rich in protein (Milton 1981, Cork and Foley 1991). However, leaves also have structural and chemi- cal defense compounds that can deter potential herbivores. More

strictly frugivorous, Great Blue and Ruwenzori turacos were partially folivorous; leaves constituted 25% and 6.3% of their overall diets, respectively. The overall dietary diversity was highest for Great Blue Turacos and lowest for Black-billed Turacos. Most fruits eaten by turacos came from trees. Although most leaves eaten by Great Blue Turacos also came from trees, leaves eaten by Ruwenzori Turacos mainly came from lianas and epiphytes. More

The Ruwenzori Turaco (Ruwenzorornis johnstoni) is a species of bird in the Musophagidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Ruwenzorornis. It is found in Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Ruwenzorornis johnstoni. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. (Retrieved on 24 July 2007). More

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Ruwenzori Turaco (Ruwenzorornis johnstoni) = French: Touraco du Ruwenzori German: Kammschnabelturako Spanish: Turaco del Ruwenzori Other common names: Johnston's Turaco Taxonomy: Gallirex johnstoni Sharpe, 1901, Mt Ruwenzori. Placed in the genus Musophaga by some authorities. Proposed race bredoi, originally described from W shore of L Tanganyika, is now considered synonymous with nominate. Two subspecies recognized. More

The Ruwenzori Turaco lives above 2,000 m in the mountain forests of the Albertine Rift. birds_big. More

Ruwenzory TuracoThe Ruwenzori Turaco (Ruwenzorornis johnstoni) is a species of bird in the Musophagidae family that is endemic Central Zaire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda and Burund. Within its distribution the Ruwenzori inhabits woodlands from 2000 to 3600m. It was previously considered parapatric with the Ross's Turaco. These turacos occur in pairs or small family groups, with many individuals remaining paired and aggressively defending territories throughout the year. More

Ruwenzori Turaco Ruwenzorornis johnstoni 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Least Concern Justification This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence 30% decline over ten years or three generations). More

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Ruwenzori Turaco Ruwenzorornis johnstoni = Described by: Sharpe (1901) Alternate common name(s): Johnston's Turaco Old scientific name(s): Tauraco johnstoni, Musophaga johnstoni Photographs No photographs are available for this species Range Se. C. Africa; (1) Ne. Zaire and sw. Uganda (Ruwenzori Mountains). E. Zaire (Mulu to nw. of Lake Edward and Mt. Kabobo on nc. w. shore of Lake Tanganyika). (2) E. Zaire (Kivu highlands). More

bannermani), and Ruwenzori turaco (Ruwenzorornis johnstoni) are restricted to quite small and in some cases highly threatened habitats. Elsewhere the green (T. persa), yellow-billed (T. macrorhynchus), and Fischer's turaco (T. fischeri) are typically lowland forest and forest edge species. Schalow's (T. schalowi), purple-crested (Gallirex porphyreolophus), red-crested (T. erythrolophus), white-crested (T. leucolophus), violet (Musophaga violacea), and Ross's turaco (M. rossae) occupy gallery and riverine forests with seasonal periods spent in adjacent and more open woodlands. More

Johnston’s Ruwenzori Turaco- Ruwenzorornis johnstoni johnstoni Ruwenzori Nightjar- Caprimuglus ruwenzorii Alpine swift- Apus Melba maximus Olive woodpecker- Mesopicos griseocephalus ruwenzori Ruwenzori Hill Babbler- Pseudoalcippe abyssinicus atriceps Mountain Illadopis- Malacocincla pyrrhopterus Olive-breasted Mountain Greenbul- Arizelocichla tephrolaema kikuensis Toro Olive Greenbul- Phyllastrephus hypochloris Dusky Flycatcher- Alseonax adustus pumilus Mountain Yellow flycatcher- Chloropeta similes Ruwenzori Puffback Flycatcher- Batis diops rwenzorii White-tailed Crested Flycatcher- More

Ruwenzori Turaco - Extra Information Ruwenzori Turaco Mgahinga NP, Uganda Ruwenzori Turaco - Mgahinga NP, Uganda - My thanks to Nik Borrow for allowing the I.T.S. to use this image. More

Order : Cuculiformes
Family : Musophagidae
Genus : Ruwenzorornis
Species : johnstoni
Authority : (Sharpe, 1901)