Fischer's Turaco

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The Fischer's Turaco is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Fischer's Turaco (Tauraco fischeri) is a species of bird in the Musophagidae family. It is found in Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montanes, and arable land. It is threatened by habitat loss. Search Wikimedia Commons Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Tauraco fischeri Tauraco fischeri - 20030516.jpg References - * BirdLife International 2004. More

The Fischer's Turaco or Touraco De Fischer (Tauraco fischeri) is a species of bird in the Musophagidae family. Distribution / Habitat: This Turaco is found in East Kenya, South Somalia, East Tanzania, Nambia, Angola, Zambia, South-East Zaire, Malawi, Namibia, North-east Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique. It is the only Turaco species to be also found outside mainland Africa - living on the offshore island of Zanzibar. More

Fischer's Turaco measures approximately 40cm in length, beak to tail, and weighs between 227g and 283g. All turaco species share an adaptation in toe formation. The outer toe of each foot can face either forwards or backwards. When running along branches the toe formation will tend towards two toes forwards and two backwards, increasing the grip. More

A Fischer's Turaco in the African Bird Safari at ZSL London Zoo. Copyright © ZSL Please Note: Any white borders on the above preview may also appear on the final print. More

Fischer's Turaco (Tauraco fischeri) is endemic to the coast of Kenya, Tanzania and southern Somalia. It is considered as 'near-threatened' according to Birdlife International, but its status needs to be re-evaluated, especially for the endemic sub-species of Zanzibar (Tauraco fischeri zanzibaricus), which is supposed to be critically threatened and was even rumoured to be already extinct. Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM 1/40s f/5.6 at 220. More

status of Fischer's turaco Tauraco fischeri on Unguja, Tanzania. ORYX 37 (4): 444-453 Abstract: We report the results of a survey of Fischer's turaco Tauraco fischeri in Unguja (otherwise known as Zanzibar). We estimated the species' range, population size and habitat selection using unlimited distance point counts. More

At Chester, one pair of Fischer's turacos live with a breeding pair of Satyr Tragopans, and they seem to get one very well, I have not seen any squabbles. The enclosure at Chester is a tall, thin aviary with a shed at one end. This shed has two entrances. One is at Ground level-for the tragopans- and the other is near the roof and offers access to the branches which have been placed high up in the shed-for the turacos. More

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Order : Cuculiformes
Family : Musophagidae
Genus : Tauraco
Species : fischeri
Authority : (Reichenow, 1878)