Livingstone's turaco

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Livingstone's turaco
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Musophagiformes
Family: Musophagidae
Genus: Tauraco
T. livingstonii
Binomial name
Tauraco livingstonii
(Gray, 1864)

The Livingstone's turaco (Tauraco livingstonii) is a species of bird in the Musophagidae family, which was named for Charles Livingstone, the brother of David Livingstone.

It is distributed through the subtropical lowlands of southeastern Africa. It has an isolated population in Burundi, and is besides found from southern Tanzania to eastern and southern Malawi, eastern Zimbabwe, widely in Mozambique and along the subtropical coast of South Africa.

By appearances and behaviour it has much in common with the Knysna turaco of South Africa, and Schalow's turaco which replaces it on the plateau regions to the west of its range.



  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Tauraco livingstonii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.