Turacos (Musophagidae)

Black-billed Turaco (Tauraco schuetti) - HBW 4, p. 500

French: Touraco à bec noir German: Schwarzschnabelturako Spanish: Turaco Piquinegro

Taxonomy: Corythaix Schüttii Cabanis, 1879, Tala Magongo, Angola.
Member of the T. persa superspecies. Two additional localized forms (sharpei and finschi) described, but doubtfully valid, owing to much intergradation with emini and nominate schuetti. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • emini (Reichenow, 1893) - S Sudan, E Zaire, Uganda and W Kenya to NW Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda.
  • schuetti (Cabanis, 1879) - Zaire E to Ituri basin, S to Angolan border.

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