? Back to All Animals
Origin: Central Africa, from Senegal to the Central African Republic
Scientific Name: Musophaga violacea
Averaging 19 inches in length, violet turacos are named for their rich purple feathers. 
They build flimsy nests from twigs and branches, with females laying two eggs on average. 
They have semi zygodactylous toes, which means the outer toe can move forward or backward depending on the situation
Turacos produce their vivid colors with the bright-red pigment turacin. They’re unique in their ability to store this pigment.
Violet turaco has a loud cooroo-cooroo call.
Add Your Comment

en_USEnglish
es_ESSpanish zh_CNChinese en_USEnglish
MENU