Livingstone's Turaco (Tauraco livingstonii) - HBW 4, p. 499
French: Touraco de Livingstone
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).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A frontal view of an individual perched Locality Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe (ssp livingstonii)
Greg Baker 13 September 1999 2 years ago 17 sec 4.5
Adult singing. Locality St Lucia, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa
Conan Guard 13 January 2009 5 years ago 39 sec 4.2
A bird on a perch preening, and then bathing at a birdbath Locality Tierpark Hagenbeck, Hamburg, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 15 August 2006 7 years ago 28 sec 4.1
A close-up of the head of a perched bird Locality Tierpark Hagenbeck, Hamburg, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 15 August 2006 7 years ago 33 sec 4.1
A bird in a tree Locality iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa
Juan Sanabria 1 August 2013 39 weeks ago 42 sec 3.2
A close-up of a bird perched Locality Blackbrook Zoological Park, Winkhill, Staffordshire, England, Great Britain
Josep del Hoyo 19 August 2007 6 years ago 34 sec 2.8
My favorite on this trip
Locality St Lucia, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa
Guy Poisson 7 November 2012 1 year ago 4.4
An adult bird on a branch.
Locality Poznań Zoo, Poznań, Greater Poland Province, Poland
Tomasz Doroń 3 May 2008 1 year ago 3.7
Locality Blackbrook Zoological Park, Winkhill, Staffordshire, England, Great Britain
Jonathan Beilby 1 October 2009 4 years ago 3.7
Individual perched in tree.
Locality KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa
Miriam Bauman 30 September 2008 3 years ago 3.3