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Purple-crested Turaco

Afrikaans name: Bloukuifloerie

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Purple-crested Turaco

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Purple-crested Turaco

Purple-crested Turaco

Photo © Steven Herbert

Tauraco porphyreolophus

The Purple-crested Turaco, also called the Purple-crested Lourie, is one of South Africa's most beautiful birds. One of its most stunning features is the red in its wings when it flies.

It is a species that loves forests and woodlands but has also established itself in gardens with lots of trees in the neighbourhood.

The main food eaten by the Purple-crested Turaco is fruit.

The range of the Purple-crested Turaco is from KwaZulu-Natal in the south to Tanzania in the north.

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