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Ruwenzorornis johnstoni (Ruwenzori Turaco)

Synonyms: Musophaga johnstoni

Wikipedia Abstract

The Ruwenzori turaco (Ruwenzorornis johnstoni) is a species of bird in the Musophagidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Ruwenzorornis. It is found in Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda.The Ruwenzori turaco is a herbivorous bird; 92 percent of its diet is fruit and 6.3 percent is leaves.
View Wikipedia Record: Ruwenzorornis johnstoni


EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 34.5818
EDGE Score: 3.57183


Adult Weight [1]  240 grams
Clutch Size [2]  1


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Albertine Rift montane forests Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi,Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kahuzi-Biéga National Park II 1647768 Democratic Republic of the Congo  
Parc National des Volcans National Park II 45380 Rwanda  

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda A1, A2, A3
Cyamudongo forest Rwanda A1, A2, A3
Echuya Forest Reserve Uganda A1, A2, A3
Forests west of Lake Edward Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Itombwe Mountains Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Kibale National Park Uganda A1, A2, A3
Kibira National Park Burundi A1, A2, A3
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda A1, A2, A3
Mount Hoyo Reserve Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Mount Kabobo Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Nyungwe National Park Rwanda A1, A2, A3
Rwenzori Mountains National Park Uganda A1, A2, A3
Virunga National Park Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Volcans National Park Rwanda A1, A2, A3

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 Yes

Prey / Diet

Carapa grandifiora[3]
Ekebergia capensis (Cape Ash)[3]
Embelia schimperi[3]
Ficus oreodryadum[4]
Galiniera saxifraga[3]
Ilex mitis (mountain winterberry)[3]
Myrsine melanophloeos (Cape Beech)[3]
Olea capensis subsp. macrocarpa[3]
Olinia rochetiana (Rock Hard Pear)[3]
Podocarpus milanjianus[3]
Salacia erecta[3]
Schefflera goetzenii[3]
Sericanthe leonardii[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Cephalophus silvicultor (yellow-backed duiker)1
Cercopithecus mitis (blue monkey)1
Corythaeola cristata (Great Blue Turaco)7
Eidolon dupreanum (Madagascan fruit bat)1
Gorilla gorilla (gorilla)1
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)1
Pteropus rufus (Madagascan flying fox)1
Rungwecebus kipunji (highland mangabey)1
Tauraco schuettii (Black-billed Turaco)6

Range Map




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
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