green and blue head with a red eye ring (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

Purple-crested Turaco
Tauraco porphyreolophus

Native Range: Africa

Notes: a beautiful turaco with a purple crest; in flight, this bird has bright red wing linings that are not evident when the bird is at rest; little sexual dimorphism.

frontal view; pink-buffy breast (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

dorsal view; iridescent mostly blue-gree upperparts (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

sub-conical bill; long tail; crested look (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

posing for a head portrait (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

still posing but looking in the other direction (Zoo; 2012-09-19)