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Tauraco schuettii (Black-billed Turaco)

Wikipedia Abstract

The black-billed turaco (Tauraco schuetti) is a medium-sized turaco, an endemic family to sub-Saharan Africa. It is a resident breeder in the forests of central Africa, found in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, West Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda and South Sudan.
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Infraspecies

Tauraco schuettii emini (Ruwenzori black-billed turaco)
Tauraco schuettii schuettii (Black-billed turaco)

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  235 grams
Clutch Size [2]  2

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Albertine Rift montane forests Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi,Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Central Congolian lowland forests Democratic Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Eastern Congolian swamp forests Democratic Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northeastern Congolian lowland forests Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Congolian forest-savanna mosaic Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Central African Republic, Cameroon Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Rwenzori-Virunga montane moorlands Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Southern Congolian forest-savanna mosaic Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Victoria Basin forest-savanna mosaic Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Western Congolian forest-savanna mosaic Gabon, Congo, Democratic Rep of the Congo, Angola Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kahuzi-Biéga National Park II 1647768 Democratic Republic of the Congo  
Kakamega Forest Reseve Forest Reserve 44820 Kenya
Kibale National Park II 196202 Uganda
Minziro Forest Reserve 76954 Tanzania  
Queen Elizabeth National Park II 522052 Uganda

Prey / Diet

Ekebergia capensis (Cape Ash)[3]
Ficus oreodryadum[4]
Ilex mitis (mountain winterberry)[3]
Maesa latifolia[3]
Mimusops bagshawei[5]
Olea capensis subsp. macrocarpa[3]
Olinia rochetiana (Rock Hard Pear)[3]
Pseudosponias microcarpa[5]
Schefflera goetzenii[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Bycanistes subcylindricus (Grey-cheeked Hornbill)1
Cercopithecus ascanius (black-cheeked white-nosed monkey)1
Cercopithecus mitis (blue monkey)2
Cinnyris regius (Regal sunbird)1
Cinnyris stuhlmanni (Stuhlmann's Sunbird)1
Colius striatus (Speckled Mousebird)1
Corythaeola cristata (Great Blue Turaco)5
Eidolon dupreanum (Madagascan fruit bat)1
Gorilla gorilla (gorilla)1
Nectarinia johnstoni (Scarlet-tufted Sunbird)1
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)3
Propithecus diadema (diademed sifaka)1
Psittacus erithacus (Grey Parrot)1
Pteropus rufus (Madagascan flying fox)1
Rungwecebus kipunji (highland mangabey)1
Ruwenzorornis johnstoni (Ruwenzori Turaco)6
Sylvia atricapilla (Eurasian Blackcap)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Amazon Worldemini
Jardim Zoologico / Lisbon Zooemini
Parc Zoologique d'Amnevilleemini
The Pheasant Foundation (OHBG)schuettii
Tiergarten Heidelbergemini
Zoo of Antwerpemini

Distribution

Africa;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605 2Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303 3FORAGING ECOLOGY OF THREE SYMPATRIC TURACOS IN A MONTANE FOREST IN RWANDA, CHIN SUN AND TIMOTHY C. MOERMOND, The Auk 114(3):396-404, 1997 4"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572 5Frugivory and the Fate of Dispersed and Non-Dispersed Seeds of Six African Tree Species, Colin A. Chapman and Lauren J. Chapman, Journal of Tropical Ecology Vol. 12, No. 4 (Jul., 1996), pp. 491-504
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