Latin Name: Musophaga violacea
How big can I grow:
Up to 50cm
Where do I live:
Edges, forest galleries and borders, along streams in dry savannahs, fruiting trees of Central African Republic, Gambia, Tropical West Africa and Senegal, Gambia
What do I eat:
Fruits, leaves, buds, flowers, seeds, insects, snails and slugs
Like all turacos, the violet turaco is an important seed dispersing agent in the forest thanks to it's messy eating!