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Tauraco schalowi (Schalow's Turaco)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Schalow's turaco (Tauraco schalowi) is a frugivorous bird in the Musophagidae family. It is named after Herman Schalow. Mature birds have, on average, the longest crests of any turaco species. It occurs in the forested uplands and wooded inland plateaus of south central Africa. It is replaced in the eastern lowlands by Livingstone's turaco, which is comparable in appearance and behaviour. This bird's common name and Latin binomial commemorate the German banker and amateur ornithologist Hermann Schalow.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 17.5034
EDGE Score: 2.91796


Adult Weight [1]  243 grams
Diet [2]  Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  100 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  50 %
Forages - Understory [2]  30 %
Clutch Size [3]  2
Incubation [1]  21 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Angolan Miombo woodlands Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Angolan Scarp savanna and woodlands Angola Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Central Zambezian Miombo woodlands Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Zambia, Malawi Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
East African montane forests Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Eastern Arc forests Tanzania, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Itigi-Sumbu thicket Tanzania, Zambia Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southern Miombo woodlands Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southern Rift montane forest-grassland mosaic Malawi, Tanzania Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Zambezian and Mopane woodlands South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Namibia, Malawi Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Burko Catchment Forest Reserve 1342 Tanzania  
Gombe National Park II 8799 Tanzania
Katavi National Park II 1054210 Tanzania
Kitumbeine Local Authority Forest Reserve   Tanzania      
Lake Manyara National Park II 78767 Tanzania  
Mahale Mountains National Park II 398414 Tanzania
Serengeti-Ngorongoro Biosphere Reserve 5696026 Tanzania  
West Caprivi Game Reserve Game Park VI 1448182 Namibia  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No

Prey / Diet

Cryptocarya liebertiana (Common Wild Quince)[1]
Drypetes gerrardii[1]
Ficus ingens[4]
Ficus polita (Wild Rubber Fig)[4]
Ficus sansibarica (Knobbly fig)[4]
Ficus scassellatii[4]
Ficus thonningii (Chinese banyan)[4]
Olea capensis (Black Ironwood)[1]
Podocarpus latifolius (Broad-leaved Yellowwood)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Andropadus importunus (Sombre Greenbul)2
Arizelocichla milanjensis (Stripe-cheeked Greenbul)1
Bycanistes brevis (Silvery-cheeked Hornbill)4
Bycanistes bucinator (Trumpeter Hornbill)4
Ceratogymna atrata (Black-casqued Wattled Hornbill)1
Cercopithecus ascanius (black-cheeked white-nosed monkey)1
Cercopithecus mitis (blue monkey)4
Cercopithecus pogonias (crowned guenon)1
Cinnyricinclus leucogaster (Violet-backed Starling)2
Colobus guereza (Guereza)1
Columba arquatrix (African Olive Pigeon)1
Columba delegorguei (Eastern Bronze-naped Pigeon)2
Columba larvata (Lemon Dove)1
Columba livia (Rock Pigeon)1
Coracina caesia (Grey Cuckooshrike)1
Corythaeola cristata (Great Blue Turaco)2
Dicrurus adsimilis (Fork-tailed Drongo)1
Eidolon helvum (straw-colored fruit bat)1
Epomops franqueti (Franquet's epauletted bat)1
Eulemur macaco (black lemur)1
Gorilla gorilla (gorilla)3
Gynaikothrips ficorum1
Heterohyrax brucei (Yellow-spotted Rock Hyrax)1
Hypsignathus monstrosus (hammer-headed fruit bat)1
Lamprotornis nitens (Cape Starling)1
Lybius torquatus (Black-collared Barbet)2
Notopholia corrusca (Black-bellied Starling)1
Onychognathus morio (Red-winged Starling)2
Onychognathus walleri (Waller's Starling)1
Oriolus larvatus (Black-headed Oriole)1
Oriolus oriolus (Eurasian Golden Oriole)1
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)4
Paraxerus lucifer (black and red bush squirrel)2
Parus niger (Southern Black Tit)1
Passer domesticus (House Sparrow)1
Pica pica (Eurasian Magpie)1
Piliocolobus badius (western red colobus)1
Pogoniulus pusillus (Red-fronted Tinkerbird)1
Poicephalus robustus (Cape Parrot)2
Pycnonotus barbatus (Common Bulbul)1
Rousettus aegyptiacus (Egyptian rousette)2
Rungwecebus kipunji (highland mangabey)1
Tauraco corythaix (Knysna Turaco)2
Tauraco livingstonii (Livingstone's Turaco)1
Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris (Mocking Cliff Chat)1
Tockus alboterminatus (Crowned Hornbill)1
Tockus erythrorhynchus (Red-billed Hornbill)1
Tockus fasciatus semifasciatus (West African Pied Hornbill)1
Tragelaphus scriptus (bushbuck)1
Treron calvus (African Green Pigeon)4
Turdus olivaceus (Olive Thrush)1
Turdus pallidus (Pale Thrush)1
Zosterops pallidus (Cape White-eye)1
Zosterops senegalensis (African Yellow White-eye)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
Lotherton Bird Garden
North of England Zoological Society
Olmense Zoo
Sedgwick County Zoo





Attributes / relations provided by
1del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jetz 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
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
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