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Alternative Name(s): Green Turaco, Green-crested Turaco, Turacus persa
40cm. Typical "green", round-crested Turaco. Forehead and crown green with a yellow component, small red tips to the crown/crest. Nape and upper back lack yelow component. Lower back, rump and upper tail coverts very dark green. lores yellowish green with vertical white line in front of the eye and a very thin black line along the lower edge. Thin black eyestripe behind the eye, a thin white stripe running from under the eye to the upper rear corner of the earcoverts, ear coverts and sides to the neck bright green. Chin, throat, upper breast and fore flanks bright green. Rest of underparts dark green. Wing coverts bronzy-purple, primaries and secondaries bright rufous with black tips. Tail blackish-green with a purpleish gloss. Bill red with a small black tip, eyering bright red, eye dark, legs and feet black. Western taxon buffoni has a broader black eyestripe and reduced, or absent white stripe underneath the eye,
Tauraco persa has three subspecies:
Voice; Barking "kow kow kow kow", sounds like a yapping dog at any distance. Regular in spacing.
Lepage D. 2008. Avibase. Search for "Guinea Turaco" downloaded 19 April 2008.
Sinclair I, Ryan P. 2003. Birds of Africa south of the Sahara. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0 620 20729 9
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