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Great Blue Turaco

Corythaeola cristata (Vieillot, 1816)

The Great Blue Turaco (Corythaeola cristata) is a turaco, a group of African near-passerines. It is not only the largest turaco but the largest species in the diverse Cuculiformes order (which includes the cuckoos). Generally, the Great Blue Turaco is 70–76 cm (28–30 in) in length with a mass of 800–1,231 g (1.8–2.71 lb). In the Bandundu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 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 city of Kikwit, it is called "Kolonvo". Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Musophagiformes
Family:
  Musophagidae
Genus:
  Corythaeola

Scientific:
  Corythaeola cristata

Citation:
  (Vieillot, 1816)

Reference:
  Analyse p.68

Protonym:
  Musophaga cristata

Avibase ID:
  002445CB031D320A

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/002445CB

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555347

Geographic range:

  • Corythaeola cristata: Lowland rainforests of w and central Africa
English:
Great Blue Turaco
Czech:
turako velký
German:
Riesenturako
Danish:
Kæmpeturako
Spanish:
Turaco Gigante
Finnish:
keisariturako
French:
Touraco géant
Icelandic:
Stóridofri
Italian:
Turaco blu maggiore
Japanese:
kanmurieboshidori
Japanese:
カンムリエボシドリ
Dutch:
Reuzentoerako
Norwegian:
Kjempeturako
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kjempeturako
Polish:
szyszak
Portuguese:
Tauraco grande
Russian:
Большой голубой турако
Slovak:
koko veľký
Swedish:
jätteturako
Ukrainian:
Турако блакитний
Chinese:
蓝蕉鹃


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Great Blue Turaco ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Touraco géant ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Touraco géant ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Great Blue Turaco ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Great Blue Turaco ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Corythaeola cristata [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Corythaeola cristata [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Corythaeola cristata [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Great Blue Turaco ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Great Blue Turaco ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Great Blue Turaco ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Corythaeola cristata [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Corythaeola cristata [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Turac gegant
Czech: Turako velký
Danish: Kæmpeturako
German: Riesenturako
English: Blue Plantain-eater, Blue Turaco, Great Blue Plantain-eater, Great Blue Touraco, Great Blue Turaco, Great Turaco, Yala River Great Blue Turaco
English (IOC): Great Blue Turaco
English (Kenya): Great Blue Turaco
Spanish: Turaco Gigante
Spanish (Spain): Turaco Gigante
Spanish (HBW): Great Blue Turaco
Estonian: hiidturako
Finnish: Keisariturako
French: Touraco géant
Hungarian: óriásturákó
Icelandic: Stóridofri
Italian: Turaco azzurro gigante, Turaco blu maggiore
Japanese: kammurieboshidori, kanmurieboshidori
Japanese: カンムリエボシドリ
Scientific: Corythaeola cristata, Corythaeola cristata cristata, Corythaeola cristata yalensis, Musophaga cristata
Lithuanian: Mėlynasis turakas
Dutch: Reuzentoerako
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kjempeturako
Norwegian: Kjempeturako
Polish: szyszak, Turako olbrzymi
Portuguese: Tauraco grande, Turaco-grande
Portuguese (Portugal): Andua-gigante
Russian: большой голубой турако, исполинский турако, Хохлатый турако
Slovak: koko veľký, Turako modrý
Slovenian: Veliki turako
Swedish: Jätteturako
Swahili: Shorobo Mkuu
Ukrainian: Турако блакитний
Chinese: 蓝蕉鹃
Chinese (Traditional): 藍蕉鵑

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