Schalow's Turacos

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Schalow's TuracoThe Schalow's Turaco (Tauraco schalowi) is a species of bird in the Musophagidae family. Speciation from the Green Turaco super-species is defined by vocal and chromosomal differences.


Distribution:

This fruit-eating turaco is found in Angola, North Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South-west Kenya, Malawi, North-east Namibia (Caprivi), Tanzania, Zambia, southeastern parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) and North-east Zimbabwe.

Within its range, the Schalow's Turaco inhabits many humid woodland and forest types, from 600 to 2500m.


Description:

The Schalow's Turaco is around 41-44cm from beak to tail, and weighs approximately 208-267 grams. The white tipped Schalow's Turacocrest is useful for instant species identification; at 80-120mm in length, it is relativity the longest of the entire Turaco family.


Keeping and Breeding the Turaco


Turacos as Pets


Purchasing Turacos:

If you are interested in purchasing a Turaco, please visit this website for available birds and pricing. If you can't find the species you are interested in, contact David Jones at [email protected] for a referral.


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