Ruspoli's turaco

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Ruspoli's turaco
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Musophagiformes
Family: Musophagidae
Genus: Tauraco
Species: T. ruspolii
Binomial name
Tauraco ruspolii
(Salvadori, 1896)

The Ruspoli's turaco (Tauraco ruspolii), also known as Prince Ruspoli's turaco or Touraco De Ruspoli, is a species of bird in the family Musophagidae. It is endemic to southern Ethiopia where its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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Prince Ruspoli's turaco photographed in the Negele Borena region in Ethiopia
Prince Ruspoli's turaco photographed in the Negele Borena region in Ethiopia

The species was first collected by Prince Ruspoli in either 1892 or 1893, but due to his subsequent death, the location and date of this find remain unknown. However, his collection was examined by T. Salvadori, who named the bird in his honor.[2]

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