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White-crested Turaco Tauraco leucolophus

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type   Average mass 219 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,430,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be fairly common throughout most of its range (del Hoyo et al. 1997).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Cameroon Native Extant       Yes
Central African Republic Native Extant       Yes
Chad Native Extant       Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant       Yes
Kenya Native Extant       Yes
Nigeria Native Extant       Yes
South Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Uganda Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Cameroon Bénoué National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Faro National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Mbam Djerem National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Ngaoundaba Ranch site factsheet
Cameroon Tchabal-Mbabo site factsheet
Central African Republic Bamingui-Bangoran National Park complex site factsheet
Central African Republic Bozoum site factsheet
Central African Republic Manovo - Gounda - St Floris National Park complex site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Garamba National Park site factsheet
Nigeria Gashaka-Gumti National Park site factsheet
Nigeria Ngel-Nyaki Forest Reserve site factsheet
South Sudan Ashana site factsheet
South Sudan Bandingilo site factsheet
South Sudan Bengangai site factsheet
South Sudan Imatong mountains site factsheet
South Sudan Juba site factsheet
South Sudan Kidepo site factsheet
South Sudan Nimule site factsheet
South Sudan Southern National Park site factsheet
Uganda Ajai Wildlife Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Budongo Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Bugoma Central Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park site factsheet
Uganda Mount Elgon National Park site factsheet
Uganda Mount Kei Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Mount Moroto Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Mount Otzi Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Murchison Falls National Park site factsheet
Uganda Semliki reserves site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Savanna Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable resident
Altitude 100 - 2200 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Tauraco leucolophus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/11/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/11/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Musophagidae (Turacos)
Species name author (Heuglin, 1855)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,430,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change