Turacos (Musophagidae)

White-cheeked Turaco (Tauraco leucotis) - HBW 4, p. 503

French: Touraco à joues blanches German: Weißohrturako Spanish: Turaco Cariblanco

Taxonomy: Corythaix leucotis Rüppell, 1835, northern Ethiopia.
Forms a superspecies with T. hartlaubi. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • leucotis (Rüppell, 1835) - Ethiopian Highlands from SW Arussi, Shoa and Sidamo Provinces, W to the Boma Plateau in SE Sudan, and N to Eritrea.
  • donaldsoni (Sharpe, 1895) - SC Ethiopian Highlands in N Harrar, Arussi and N Bale.