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Musophaga rossae (Ross's Turaco)

Wikipedia Abstract

Ross's turaco or Lady Ross's turaco (Musophaga rossae) is a mainly bluish-purple African bird of the turaco family, Musophagidae.It is found in woodland, open forest and riparian habitats in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.It is quite common in captivity, although not as common as its nearest relative the violet turaco.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
38
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
48
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 28.9558
EDGE Score: 3.39972

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  414 grams
Clutch Size [2]  1

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
Angolan Miombo woodlands Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Cameroonian Highlands forests Cameroon, Nigeria Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
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
East Sudanian savanna Chad, Central African Republic, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
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
Saharan flooded grasslands Sudan Afrotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
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
Western Zambezian grasslands Angola, Zambia Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Zambezian Cryptosepalum dry forests Zambia Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Zambezian flooded grasslands Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia Afrotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Gombe National Park II 8799 Tanzania
Kahuzi-Biéga National Park II 1647768 Democratic Republic of the Congo  
Kakamega Forest Reseve Forest Reserve 44820 Kenya
Katavi National Park II 1054210 Tanzania
Kibale National Park II 196202 Uganda
Mahale Mountains National Park II 398414 Tanzania
Minziro Forest Reserve 76954 Tanzania  
Queen Elizabeth National Park II 522052 Uganda
Rubondo National Park II 50330 Tanzania
Serengeti-Ngorongoro Biosphere Reserve 5696026 Tanzania  

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
Guinean Forests of West Africa Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Togo No

Prey / Diet

Blighia unijugata (Triangle Tops)[3]
Bridelia micrantha (Coastal Golden-leaf)[3]
Jasminum fluminense (Brazilian jasmine)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Arizelocichla masukuensis (Shelley's Greenbul)2
Baeopogon indicator (Honeyguide Greenbul)1
Buccanodon duchaillui (Yellow-spotted Barbet)2
Bycanistes subcylindricus (Grey-cheeked Hornbill)2
Cephalophus natalensis (Natal duiker)1
Cercopithecus ascanius (black-cheeked white-nosed monkey)2
Cercopithecus mitis (blue monkey)1
Chlorocichla laetissima (Joyful Greenbul)3
Cinnyricinclus leucogaster (Violet-backed Starling)1
Colobus guereza (Guereza)2
Crithagra mozambica (Yellow-fronted Canary)1
Eurillas latirostris (Yellow-whiskered Greenbul)3
Gymnobucco bonapartei (Grey-throated Barbet)2
Heliosciurus rufobrachium (red-legged sun squirrel)2
Loxodonta africana (African Bush Elephant)1
Lybius bidentatus (Double-toothed Barbet)1
Neotragus moschatus (suni)1
Nigrita canicapillus (Grey-headed negro finch)1
Oriolus brachyrynchus (Western Oriole)1
Phyllastrephus cabanisi (Cabanis's Greenbul)1
Phyllastrephus hypochloris (Toro Olive Greenbul)2
Ploceus bicolor (Dark-backed Weaver)2
Ploceus nigerrimus (Vieillot's Black Weaver)1
Pogoniulus bilineatus (Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird)3
Pycnonotus barbatus (Common Bulbul)3
Stelgidillas gracilirostris (Slender-billed Greenbul)1
Sylvia atricapilla (Eurasian Blackcap)3
Sylvicapra grimmia (bush duiker)1
Trachylaemus purpuratus (yellow-billed barbet)2
Treron calvus (African Green Pigeon)1
Turdoides sharpei (Black-lored Babbler)1
Turdus pelios (African Thrush)1
Turtur tympanistria (Tambourine Dove)1
Zosterops senegalensis (African Yellow White-eye)2

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Albuquerque Biological Park
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Birmingham Zoo
Blackbrook Zoological Park
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Buffalo Zoological Gardens
Calgary Zoo, Garden & Prehistoric Park
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Dallas World Aquarium
Denver Zoological Gardens
Edinburgh Zoo-Scottish National Zoo
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Hancock Wildlife Research Center
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Johannesburg Zoological Gardens
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
Lee Richardson Zoo
Lion Country Safari Inc - Florida
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Montgomery Zoo
Mulhouse Zoo
Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary
Parc des Oiseaux
Parc Zoologique de La Palmyre
Phoenix Zoo
Pueblo Zoo
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Sacramento Zoo
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
San Diego Zoo
Scovill Zoo
Sea World Orlando
Taipei Zoo
The Pheasant Foundation (OHBG)
Vogelpark (Birdpark) Avifauna
Wildlife World Zoo
Zoo New England, Franklin Park Zoo
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Zoological Center Tel Aviv - Ramat Gan
Zoologicka Garden & Chateau Zlin-Lesna

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 3Specialization and interaction strength in a tropical plant-frugivore network differ among forest strata, Matthias Schleuning, Nico Blüthgen, Martina Flörchinger, Julius Braun, H. Martin Schaefer, and Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Ecology, in press.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access