Violaceous Turacos

Violaceous Turacos

Musophaga violacea

About the Violaceous Turacos:

Violaceous turacos are the size of a large pigeon and are covered in purple feathers.  They have a red beak, yellow forehead and red feathers on the back of their head and underwings. 

Habitat and Distribution

Violaceous turacos are found in forests and gardens in West and Central Africa.  

Violaceous turacos are usually found in pairs. These turacos lay two eggs in a nest in the trees.

Conservation Status: Common

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