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Great Blue Turaco

Corythaeola cristata (Vieillot, LJP 1816)

The great blue turaco is a bird species of the family Musophagidae. At 70–76 cm (28–30 in) in length, it is the largest species of turaco. It has predominantly grey-blue plumage with an upright blue-black crest around 10 cm (3.9 in) high. The male and female have similar plumage. It is widespread throughout the African tropical rainforest. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Musophagiformes
Family:
  Musophagidae
Genus:
   Corythaeola
Scientific:
  Corythaeola cristata


Original description

Citation:
  (Vieillot, LJP 1816)

Reference:
   Analyse Orn.

Protonym:
  Musophaga cristata

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12830310


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  002445CB031D320A

Avibase ID:
  avibase-002445CB

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
Catalan:
Turac gegant
Czech:
turako velký
Danish:
Kæmpeturako
German:
Riesenturako
Spanish:
Turaco Gigante
Spanish (Spain):
Turaco Gigante
Finnish:
keisariturako
French:
Touraco géant
Croatian:
veliki turako
Hungarian:
óriásturákó
Icelandic:
Stóridofri
Italian:
Turaco blu maggiore
Japanese (romaji):
kanmurieboshidori
Japanese:
カンムリエボシドリ
Lithuanian:
Mėlynasis turakas
Dutch:
Reuzentoerako
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kjempeturako
Norwegian:
Kjempeturako
Polish:
szyszak
Portuguese:
turaco-grande
Russian:
Большой турако
Slovak:
koko veľký
Serbian:
Veliki plavi turako
Swedish:
jätteturako
Ukrainian:
Турако блакитний
Chinese:
蓝蕉鹃
Chinese (Traditional):
藍蕉鵑


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Great Blue Turaco ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Great Blue Turaco ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Great Blue Turaco ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Great Blue Turaco ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Great Blue Turaco ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Great Blue Turaco ( Corythaeola cristata)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Great Blue Turaco ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
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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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Great Blue Turaco ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
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):
Great Blue Turaco ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Great Blue Turaco ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
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, version 2021:
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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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Clements, version 2019:
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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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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Great Blue Turaco ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Great Blue Turaco ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Great Blue Turaco ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Great Blue Turaco ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
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):
Great Blue Turaco ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Great Blue Turaco ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
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 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 1.1:
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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 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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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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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Great Blue Turaco ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Great Blue Turaco ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Corythaeola cristata [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Corythaeola cristata [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (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, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Great Blue Turaco ( Corythaeola cristata) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
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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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, HBW: Great Blue Turaco
English (IOC): Great Blue Turaco
English (Kenya): Great Blue Turaco
English (United States): Great Blue Turaco
Spanish: Turaco Gigante
Spanish (Spain): Turaco Gigante
Spanish (HBW): Great Blue Turaco
Estonian: hiidturako
Finnish: Keisariturako
French: Touraco géant
Croatian: veliki turako
Hungarian: óriásturákó
Icelandic: Stóridofri
Italian: Turaco azzurro gigante, Turaco blu maggiore
Japanese (romaji): kammurieboshidori, kanmurieboshidori
Japanese: カンムリエボシドリ
Kazakh: исполин туракосы
Kirghiz: үрпөк сейнек
Scientific: Corythaeola cristata, Corythaeola cristata cristata, Corythaeola cristata yalensis, Musophaga cristata
Lithuanian: Mėlynasis turakas
Maltese: turako l-kbir ikħal
Dutch: Reuzentoerako
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kjempeturako
Norwegian: Kjempeturako
Polish: szyszak, Turako olbrzymi
Portuguese: Tauraco grande, Turaco-grande
Portuguese (Portugal): Andua-gigante, turaco-gigante
Russian: большой голубой турако, Большой турако, исполинский турако, Хохлатый турако
Slovak: koko veľký, Turako modrý
Slovenian: Veliki turako
Serbian: Veliki plavi turako
Swedish: Jätteturako
Swahili: Shorobo Mkuu
Turkish: Büyük turako
Ukrainian: Турако блакитний
Uzbek: кокилдор турако
Chinese: 蓝蕉鹃
Chinese (Traditional): 藍蕉鵑

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