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Category:Musophagidae - BirdForum Opus

Family: Musophagidae


The Turacos, Go-away-birds and Plantain-eaters of Africa.

Turacos are shy, highly arboreal fruit-eating birds.


Some authorities place the Family Musophagidae its own order (Musophagiformes) whereas others include it in the order Cuculiformes, with the Cuckoos (Cuculidae).

Family Musophagidae viewedit

Genus Corythaeola viewedit
C. cristata Great Blue Turaco

Genus Tauraco viewedit
T. persa Guinea Turaco
T. livingstonii Livingstone's Turaco
T. schalowi Schalow's Turaco
T. corythaix Knysna Turaco
T. schuettii Black-billed Turaco
T. leucolophus White-crested Turaco
T. fischeri Fischer's Turaco
T. macrorhynchus Yellow-billed Turaco
T. bannermani Bannerman's Turaco
T. erythrolophus Red-crested Turaco
T. hartlaubi Hartlaub's Turaco
T. leucotis White-cheeked Turaco
T. ruspolii Ruspoli's Turaco
T. porphyreolophus Purple-crested Turaco

Genus Ruwenzorornis viewedit
R. johnstoni Ruwenzori Turaco

Genus Musophaga viewedit
M. violacea Violet Turaco
M. rossae Ross's Turaco

Genus Corythaixoides viewedit
C. personatus Bare-faced Go-away-bird
C. concolor Grey Go-away-bird
C. leucogaster White-bellied Go-away-bird

Genus Crinifer viewedit
C. piscator Western Plantain-eater
C. zonurus Eastern Plantain-eater


This category has the following 6 subcategories, out of 6 total.