Prince Ruspoli's Turaco

The Prince Ruspoli's Turaco is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

Prince Ruspoli's Turaco is known in the literature from two areas in southern Ethiopia in juniper forests with dense evergreen undergrowth, one is at Arero (4° 48'N, 38° 50'E) and the other 80 km north of Negelle (5° 50'N, 39° 20'E) both localities are 1800 meters in elevation. This Turaco was first introduced to science when prince Ruspoli collected it in either 1892 or 1893. More

The Prince Ruspoli's Turaco was one of the star birds of the trip. This stunning and colourfull bird is endemic to a very small area of southern Ethiopia in the vicinity of Negele Borena where it can be found in tall fruiting trees near a stream or river. It is considered to be vulnerable and globally threatened. A difficult photographic subject - digiscoped high up in a tree with strong backlight. More

Order : Cuculiformes
Family : Musophagidae
Genus : Tauraco
Species : ruspolii
Authority : (Salvadori, 1896)