Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Turacos :: Purple-crested Turaco

Purple-crested Turaco Tauraco porphyreolophus

Described by: Vigors (1831)
Alternate common name(s): Violet-crested Turaco
Old scientific name(s): Gallirex porphyreolophus, Musophaga porphyreolopha


Kruger National Park, South Africa - Jul, 2008 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Mpumalanga, South Africa - Apr, 2005 © Déwald Swanepoel  Mpumalanga, South Africa - Apr, 2005 © Déwald Swanepoel 
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S. e. Africa;
(1) Se. Kenya s. through Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia (Victoria Falls, Luano and Luangwa Valleys), Malawi and n. Mozambique. Uganda?
(2) Zimbabwe and Mozambique and e. South Africa (e. Transvaal, Natal).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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