Ross's Turaco (Musophaga rossae) - HBW 4, p. 504
French: Touraco de Lady Ross
Spanish: Turaco de Ross
Other common names: Ross's Lourie, Lady Ross's Violet Plantain-eater/Turaco
Taxonomy: Musophaga Rossæ Gould, 1852, Angola.
Forms a superspecies with M. violacea. Monotypic.
Distribution: Widely distributed from NE & E Zaire, S Sudan, Uganda, W Kenya, NW Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi to all of S Zaire, N & E Angola and N Zambia; also isolated populations in NE Gabon, Cameroon, N Central African Republic, and at one or two localities in the Caprivi Strip and in the Okavango Delta in NW Botswana. May be sympatric with M. violacea in N Central African Republic and near Galim in C Cameroon.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 16 videos
Dorsal view and a close-up of a bird preening and resting in a tree. Locality Dallas Zoo, Dallas, Texas, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 18 June 2012 2 years ago 30 sec 4.5
Three birds in a tree, two of them heteropreening Locality Nyabyeya, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 31 August 2006 8 years ago 1 min 4.5
A bird in a tree Locality Entebbe Botanical Gardens, Entebbe, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 27 August 2006 8 years ago 33 sec 4.3
A bird in a tree eating fruits Locality Entebbe Botanical Gardens, Entebbe, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 27 August 2006 8 years ago 28 sec 4
A bird perched Locality National Aviary, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 13 August 2001 8 years ago 29 sec 3.9
A bird perched on a feeder and flying off. Locality Dallas Zoo, Dallas, Texas, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 18 June 2012 2 years ago 13 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 14 photos
A perched bird
Locality Fort Portal, Uganda
Krzysztof Blachowiak 22 November 2012 2 years ago 4.5
Perched high in a bare tree.
Locality Masindi, Uganda (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 11 February 2014 24 weeks ago 4.1
Bird on tree
Locality Kakamega Forest, Kenya
Rafael Vila 7 August 2014 10 weeks ago 4.1
In an aviary.
Locality Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh City Council, Scotland, Great Britain
Lukasz Michal Pulawski 8 June 2014 18 weeks ago 3.5
Locality Blackbrook Zoological Park, Winkhill, Staffordshire, England, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Jonathan Beilby 1 August 2009 5 years ago 3.5
Adult of Ross's turaco perched on a tree. West Uganda.
Locality Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda
Frédéric Demeuse 12 January 2013 7 weeks ago 3.4