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Black billed turaco

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Musophagiformes
Genus  Tauraco
Higher classification  Tauraco
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Musophagidae
Scientific name  Tauraco schuetti
Rank  Species
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Similar  Bird, Yellow‑billed turaco, White‑crested turaco, Tauraco, Fischer's turaco

Black billed turaco

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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The bird is 40 cm (16 in) long; ranging in weight from 199–272 g (7.0–9.6 oz). Adult similar to green turaco, distinguished by small all-black bill and rounded whitish crest. It lays two eggs in a platform of twigs around 3 to 5 m (9.8 to 16.4 ft) above the ground. Both the male and female defend a territory and share incubation duties.

Black-billed turaco African Bird Club

Its call is a distinctive feature of the forests of the Congo, a resonant kwah khaw kwah. In areas where its range overlaps with the Ruwenzori turaco it will aggressively respond to the calls of that species.

It is a widespread species and is not threatened globally (CITES II).

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