PURPLE-CRESTED TURACO

Also known as Purple-crested Lourie (6) or Violet-crested Turaco (H)

Gallirex porphyreolophus (C) Tauraco porphyreolophus (6) or (Musophaga porphyreolopha (H)

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Roberts VI / VII 371 / 158
Clements 2000 75.0150
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 69-7
A medium to large bird (41 to 42 cm), found in southern and eastern Africa. It is a fairly common resident found in the eastern parts of southern Africa. It is usually found in pairs or small groups, inhabits the canopy of evergreen and riverine forests. It generally lives off fruit.

List of Stamps showing Purple-crested Turaco

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Angola ms   2004 Kz 15
Botswana MS 1027   2004 80t
Ghana 2498   1997 c500
Guinea 0741   1971 5f
Guinea 0747   1971 50f
Malawi 1031ms   2004 K 15
Mozambique 0705 0648 1978 50c
Namibia 982 ms   2004 $3.40
South Africa 1231   2000 R20
South Africa 1294   2001 R20
South Africa 1508ms   2004 R12.05
Swaziland 0656 0654 1995 E1
Swaziland 741ms   2004 E .85
Swaziland 0733   2004 E .85
Tanzania 0634 0536 1989 20s
Zambia 0382 0289 1983 K1
Zambia 0934ms   2004 K 1 800
Zimbabwe ms   2004 $ 1 000
Zimbabwe 1219   2007 $2 000
Zimbabwe 1225ms   2007 $2 000