Great Blue Turaco (Corythaeola cristata) - HBW 4, p. 499
French: Touraco géant
Spanish: Turaco Gigante
Other common names: Great Turaco, (Great) Blue Plantain-eater
Taxonomy: Musophaga cristata Vieillot, 1816, Sierra Leone.
E African birds formerly separated in race yalensis. Monotypic.
Distribution: Equatorial Africa from Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Liberia and Ivory Coast E to Nigeria, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Bioko (Fernando Po), Gabon, N Angola, Congo, Zaire, S Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, NW Tanzania and W Kenya.
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VideosSee all 16 videos
A bird in a tree preening, then alert Locality Entebbe Botanical Gardens, Entebbe, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 27 August 2006 7 years ago 42 sec 4.5
bird collecting branches for nest Locality Kibale National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 25 September 2010 3 years ago 57 sec 4.4
A perched bird preening and a close-up of its crest erect Locality Bronx Zoo, New York City, New York, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 24 June 2005 7 years ago 31 sec 3.9
A pair showing courtship feeding Locality Bronx Zoo, New York City, New York, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 24 June 2005 7 years ago 29 sec 3.9
Two birds perched on top a a tree Locality Nyungwe Forest National Park, Rwanda
Pascal Vagner 10 March 2013 44 weeks ago 28 sec 3.8
Three birds in a tree, preening Locality Mabamba Wetland, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 26 August 2006 7 years ago 48 sec 3.6
PhotosSee all 10 photos
Krzysztof Blachowiak 25 November 2012 1 year ago 4.8
An adult about to drink in a forest swamp
Locality Entebbe, Uganda
Tony Palliser 19 November 2009 1 year ago 4.4
A bird on a treetop.
Locality Kibale National Park, Uganda
Veronika Patrovska Verner... 5 July 2008 31 weeks ago 4
A bird perching on a branch
Locality Campo Ma'an National Park, South Province, Cameroon
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 26 February 2012 1 year ago 3.8
An adult bird on a tree.
Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany (Monotypic species)
Tomasz Doroń 5 July 2010 35 weeks ago 3.8
Bird feeding in a tree
Locality Lobe Falls, Lobe River, South Province, Cameroon
Bernard Guevorts 23 December 2013 9 weeks ago 3.7
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