Turacos (Musophagidae)

Violet Turaco (Musophaga violacea) - HBW 4, p. 504

French: Touraco violet German: Schildturako Spanish: Turaco Violáceo
Other common names: Violet Plantain-eater

Taxonomy: Musophaga violacea Isert, 1789, Accra, Ghana.
Forms a superspecies with M. rossae. Birds from E end of range formerly awarded separate race, savannicola. Monotypic.

Distribution: S Senegambia and Guinea E to N Nigeria and NW Cameroon, extending S to the coast in Ivory Coast, Ghana and Togo, but not in Sierra Leone, Liberia or Nigeria; also an apparently isolated population in extreme S Chad and N Central African Republic.