Rwenzori turaco

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Rwenzori turaco
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Musophagiformes
Family: Musophagidae
Genus: Gallirex
Neumann, 1903
G. johnstoni
Binomial name
Gallirex johnstoni
(Sharpe, 1901)

Ruwenzorornis johnstoni, Musophaga johnstoni

The Rwenzori turaco (Gallirex johnstoni) is a bird in the Musophagidae family. It occurs in Afromontane forests of Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda.[1]

It is monotypic within the genus Gallirex.[2]

The Rwenzori turaco is a herbivorous bird, about 92% of its diet constists of fruit and 6.3% of leaves.[3]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2016). "Gallirex johnstoni". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN: e.T22688373A93195141. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22688373A93195141.en.
  2. ^ del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. (2014). HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge: Lynx Edicions, BirdLife International.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Sun, C.; Moermond, T. C.; Givnish, T. J. (1997). "Nutritional Determinants of Diet in Three Turacos in a Tropical Montane Forest" (PDF). The Auk. 114 (2): 200–211. doi:10.2307/4089161. JSTOR 4089161.