Bannerman’s Turaco

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    In Context

    • Bannerman’s Turaco bird has come under serious threat at Kilum-Ijim Mountain Forest of Cameroon’s northwest region.
      • The Kilum-Ijim Mountain Forest, spanning some 20,000 square kilometers, is one of the last remaining homes of the endemic Bannerman’s Turaco bird.

    About

    • Bannerman’s turaco is a species of bird in the family Musophagidae
    • It is endemic to Cameroon. Its scientific and common names honor the ornithologist David Armitage Bannerman.
    • This bird has a deep cultural value for the people in the Cameroon grassfields.
    • Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
    • It is threatened by habitat destruction and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has listed it as an “endangered species”.
    • Threats: Habitat destruction due to clearing of forests for agricultural land 

     

    Source: DTE