Bannerman's Turaco

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The Bannerman's Turaco is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Bannerman's Turaco is monotypic, but forms a super-species with the morphologically similar T. erythrolophus. The last Turaco species to be discovered, in 1923, the Bannerman's has a high profile amongst environmental conservationists, with several organisations campaigning to ensure its survival. The species measures approximately 43cm from beak to tail, and typically weighs around 200-250g. The distribution of Bannerman's Turaco today (in the Bamenda Highlands of Cameroon) covers a very small area, and is only a relic of its former range. More

Bannerman's turaco on branch Bannerman's turaco on branchPrint factsheet Facts - French: Touraco De Bannerman, Touraco Doré Spanish: Turaco De Bannerman Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Cuculiformes Family Musophagidae Genus More

The distribution of Bannerman's Turaco today, in the Bamenda Highlands of Cameroon, covers only a very small area. The remaining available habitat is at high altitude (1700 to 2950 m), and might be the species' only protection against continuing deforestation. The habitat of the Bannerman's Turaco is estimated to have been reduced by 50% between 1965 and 1985. The Bannerman's Turaco has a high profile amongst environmental conservationists, with several organizations campaigning to ensure its survival. More

The Bannerman's Turaco is a critically endangered bird due to habitat loss. These photos were taken close to Lake Awing in the Bafut-Ngeumba Forest Reserve near Bamenda. There are only small pockets of the natural forest left here now which are being squeezed out by eucolyptus trees. Video clip on More

SPECIAL FEATURES Bannerman's Turaco plays a significant part in the Kom culture, Turaco feathers are used to decorate chindohs (traditional council members), and bird song is mimicked by the music of the xylophone or Njang. Njang music is played constantly for three days in the village when someone dies. REFERENCES Collar, N.J. and Stuart, S.N. 1985. Threatened Birds of Africa and Related Islands. The ICBP/IUCNRed Data Book, Part 1. ICBP (now BirdLife International) and IUCN, Cambridge. Collar, N.J. More

Videos and images Bannerman's turaco on branch With its diagnostic red crest and colourful plumage this stunning bird is unmistakable. Bannerman’s turaco has a grey face, pale, golden-green neck and breast, and darker green upper parts. The belly, undertail coverts and rump are blackish with a ... More

BirdLife The Bannerman's Turaco Tauraco bannermani is found only in the Bamenda Highlands Zoom In For conservation of biodiversity in Africa to be relevant it has to be linked to the pressing issues of development and poverty alleviation. This doesn't just mean increasing incomes - poverty alleviation is also about empowering local people to manage their resources, giving them rights and access to land, and transferring technical skills and knowledge so that people can manage resources sustainably. More

Order : Cuculiformes
Family : Musophagidae
Genus : Tauraco
Species : bannermani
Authority : (Bates, 1923)