Corythaeola cristata

Corythaeola cristata, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Musophagiformes
Familia: Musophagidae
Subfamilia: Corythaeolinae
Genus: Corythaeola
Species: Corythaeola cristata


Corythaeola cristata (Vieillot, 1816)


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Vernacular names
English: Great Blue Turaco
日本語: カンムリエボシドリ
Türkçe: Büyük mavi muzcul


The Great Blue Turaco, Corythaeola cristata, is a turaco, a group of African near-passerines. It is the largest turaco, generally ranging from 70-75 cm in length with a mass between 822-1231 grams. In the Bandundu province of the D.R.C. (formerly Zaire) the Great Blue Turaco is actively hunted for meat and feathers.The blue and yellow tail feathers are prized for making good luck talismans. In the area of Bandundu around the town of Kikwit, it is called "Kolonvo".


* BirdLife International (2004). Corythaeola cristata. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 11 May 2006. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
* Great Blue Turaco

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