- Musophaga violacea
50 cm (19¾ in)
- Crimson head and nape
- White ear-coverts
- Yellow forehead
- Glossy violet chin, throat and neck
- Thick red bill
- Crimson primaries
Gallery forests and forest edges, along water courses.
They build a flimsy platform nest with sticks and twigs, placed in a tree about 6m above ground. The clutch consists of 2 eggs.
Their favourite food is figs, but they eat a variety of fruits, berries and seeds.
Call: a loud cooroo-cooroo.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2016)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Violet Turaco. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 11 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Violet_Turaco