Turacos (Musophagidae)

Schalow's Turaco (Tauraco schalowi) - HBW 4, p. 500

French: Touraco de Schalow German: Schalowturako Spanish: Turaco de Schalow

Taxonomy: Corythaix schalowi Reichenow, 1891, Angola.
A member of the T. persa superspecies. Formerly considered conspecific with T. livingstonii and T. corythaix, but vocal differences and analysis of chromosome banding suggest specific recognition more appropriate. Several races described for E populations, including marungensis, loitanus and chalcolophus, but all of doubtful validity. Monotypic.

Distribution: W, C & E Angola (N to Malanje and Calandula), S Zaire and Zambia to Zimbabwe (W of Victoria Falls), Malawi (W of the Rift), and W Tanzania from Ufipa to Gombe Stream National Park; smaller disjunct population in SW Kenya and N Tanzania from Mara Game Reserve and Loita Hills S to N & W Serengeti National Park, Crater and Mbulu Highlands and Mt Hanang, and W to Mwanza District.