Afrikaans name: Bloukuifloerie
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.
References and further readingA First Guide to South African Birds - 7th Edition - Author: Leonard Gill - Year Published: 1975 - Page: 111
Animals of the Kruger National Park - Author: G. de Graaff - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 83
Collins Illustrated Checklist - Birds of Southern Africa - 1st edition - Author: Ber van Perlo - Year Published: 1999 - Page: 39
Field Guide to the Birds of Kruger National Park - Author: Ian Sinclair and Ian Whyte - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 104
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 410
Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa - 5th Edition - Author: Gordon Lindsay Maclean - Year Published: 1985 - Page: 323
Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa - 6th Edition - Author: Gordon Lindsay Maclean - Year Published: 1993 - Page: 319
Sasol Birds of Southern Africa - 4th Edition - Author: Ian Sinclair et al. - Year Published: 2011 - Page: 232
The Doves, Parrots, Louries & Cuckoos of Southern Africa - Author: M.K. Rowan - Year Published: 1983 - Page: 217