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Purple-crested Turaco Or, as we started calling this bird...the David Bowie bird. Check the zoomed version to know why. Birds,Purple-crested Turaco,South Africa,Tauraco porphyreolophus,Turaco Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Purple-crested Turaco

Or, as we started calling this bird...the David Bowie bird. Check the zoomed version to know why.

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The Purple-crested Turaco is a species of bird in the Musophagidae family. It is the National Bird of the Kingdom of Swaziland, and the crimson flight feathers of this and related Turaco species are important in the ceremonial regalia of the Swazi royal family.

Similar species: Turacos, Cuckoos
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Apr 25, 2011. Captured Jul 27, 2009 12:23.
  • DSLR-A100
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO250
  • 300mm