Turacos (Musophagidae)

Ruwenzori Turaco (Ruwenzorornis johnstoni) - HBW 4, p. 504

French: Touraco du Ruwenzori German: Kammschnabelturako Spanish: Turaco del Ruwenzori
Other common names: Johnston's Turaco

Taxonomy: Gallirex johnstoni Sharpe, 1901, Mt Ruwenzori.
Placed in the genus Musophaga by some authorities. Proposed race bredoi, originally described from W shore of L Tanganyika, is now considered synonymous with nominate. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • johnstoni (Sharpe, 1901) - Ruwenzori Mts in NE Zaire and SW Uganda; also E Zaire at Mulu (NW of L Edward), and at Mt Kabobo (at NC part of W shore of L Tanganyika).
  • kivuensis Neumann, 1908 - montane forests of Kivu Highlands of E Zaire, Virunga volcanoes and Nyungwe Forest of Rwanda and Burundi, and SW Uganda (Bwindi National Park).

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