Rwenzori turaco

The Rwenzori turaco (Gallirex johnstoni) is a bird in the family Musophagidae. It is native to the Albertine Rift montane forests.

Rwenzori turaco
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Musophagiformes
Family: Musophagidae
Genus: Gallirex
G. johnstoni
Binomial name
Gallirex johnstoni
(Sharpe, 1901)

Musophaga johnstoni

The Rwenzori turaco is a herbivorous bird: about 92% of its diet consists of fruit and 6.3% of leaves.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Gallirex johnstoni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22688373A93195141. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22688373A93195141.en. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  2. ^ Sun, C.; Moermond, T. C.; Givnish, T. J. (1997). "Nutritional Determinants of Diet in Three Turacos in a Tropical Montane Forest" (PDF). The Auk. 114 (2): 200–211. doi:10.2307/4089161. JSTOR 4089161.