Fischer's turaco

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Fischer's turaco
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Musophagiformes
Family: Musophagidae
Genus: Tauraco
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 family Musophagidae. It is found in Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, 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. IUCN. 2012. 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.