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Turacos (Musophagidae)

Livingstone's Turaco (Tauraco livingstonii) - HBW 4, p. 499

French: Touraco de Livingstone German: Livingstoneturako Spanish: Turaco de Livingstone
Other common names: Livingstone's Lourie

Taxonomy: Turacus livingstonii G. R. Gray, 1864, southern Malawi.
A member of the T. persa superspecies. Formerly treated as conspecific with T. schalowi and T. corythaix, but vocal differences and cytogenetic researches point to specific recognition. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • reichenowi (Fischer, 1880) - Nguru and Uluguru Mts SE to Dabaga and Njombe Highlands, Tanzania.
  • cabanisi (Reichenow, 1883) - coastal lowlands of Tanzania S of R Mligasi through Mozambique to NE Zululand.
  • livingstonii (G. R. Gray, 1864) - highlands E of the Rift in Malawi and adjacent N Mozambique, S to E Zimbabwe (Inyanga to Mt Selinda).