Fischer's turaco

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Fischer's turaco
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Musophagiformes
Family: Musophagidae
Genus: Tauraco
Species: T. fischeri
Binomial name
Tauraco fischeri
(Reichenow, 1878)
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Distribution of the Fischer's turaco

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 montane forests, and arable land. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The common name and scientific name commemorate the German explorer Gustav Fischer.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Tauraco fischeri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Birds? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 127–128.