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Purple-crested Turaco

Afrikaans name: Bloukuifloerie

Purple-crested Turaco

Purple-crested Turaco

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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.


References and further reading

A 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

List of South African Birds

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