The Purple-crested Turaco (Tauraco porphyreolophus) is a species of bird in the Musophagidae family. It is the National Bird of the Kingdom of Swaziland. According to Wikipedia, sadly the crimson flight feathers of this and related turaco species are important in the ceremonial regalia of the Swazi royal family. I really hate when birds are killed so their feathers can provide decoration. Especially when the bird is as stunning as this one!
They have a very large range which is great news for African safari enthusiasts! They can be found in It is found in Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Their southernmost occurrence is at the Mtamvuna River on the KwaZulu-Natal-Eastern Cape border.
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Not live action but a great sound clip of this bird’s call.
I can’t tell if this is filmed in a bird park or in a restcamp but it’s excellent quality.