SCHALOW'S TURACO

Considered a sub-species of the Green Turaco by Howard & Moore.
 

(Tauraco schalowi or Tauraco [persa] schalowi)

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Roberts VI / VII (  ) / 154
Clements 2000 75.0040
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
69-11(3)

 

 
A largish bird (45-47 cm), previously considered a race of the Knysna Lourie (Turaco), (R370). It is found in Shaba Province (Congo), through Zambia to western Zimbabwe and the Caprivi. It inhabits riparian forest and eats fruit and insects.

 

List of Stamps showing Schalow's Turaco

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Belgium 1818 1276 1962 2f+50
Central African Republic 0014 0013 1960 200f
Congo (Brazzaville) 0119 0122 1967 300f
Gabon 0436 0452 1971 100f
Mali 0093 0093  1965 100f
Zaire 1135 0794 1982 90k
Zaire 1296 0974 1990 40z/90k
Zaire 1308 0986 1990 80z/90k
Some of these stamps have been included on the basis of the geographical positions of the countries. It is assumed that it most likely that each country would illustrate the bird of their own region.