The Schalow’s turaco – A Frugivorous Bird

The Schalow’s turaco – A Frugivorous Bird

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Source: Arkive

The bird occurs very locally in Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe, where it frequents riparian habitats of the Zambezi and Cuando Rivers.
The bird occurs very locally in Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe, where it frequents riparian habitats of the Zambezi and Cuando Rivers.
It is mainly distributed in Zambia, central Angola, the southern DRC, and the uplands of southern Kenya, northern and western Tanzania and western Malawi.
It is mainly distributed in Zambia, central Angola, the southern DRC, and the uplands of southern Kenya, northern and western Tanzania, and western Malawi.
The attractive colors that pattern the plumage of Schalow’s turaco are derived from two unique copper pigments within it's feathers, unidentified in any other bird family.
The attractive colors that pattern the plumage of Schalow’s turaco are derived from two unique copper pigments within its feathers, unidentified in any other bird family.
This bird's common name and Latin binomial commemorate the German banker and amateur ornithologist Hermann Schalow.
This bird’s common name and Latin binomial commemorate the German banker and amateur ornithologist Hermann Schalow.
The bird is replaced in the eastern lowlands by Livingstone's turaco, which is similar in appearance and behavior. Like other turacos, it is a medium-sized bird, with short, rounded wings, a long tail, and a stout, curved bill.
The bird is replaced in the eastern lowlands by Livingstone’s turaco, which is similar in appearance and behavior. Like other turacos, it is a medium-sized bird, with short, rounded wings, a long tail, and a stout, curved bill.
The bird is named after Herman Schalow, actually a mature birds have, on average, the longest crests of any turaco species.
The bird is named after Herman Schalow, actually, mature birds have, on average, the longest crests of any turaco species.
The Schalow's turaco (Tauraco schalowi) is a frugivorous bird in the Musophagidae family.
The Schalow’s turaco (Tauraco schalowi) is a frugivorous bird in the Musophagidae family.

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