Plantain-eater

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Plantain-eater
Crinifer piscator -Lotherton Hall, West Yorkshire, England-8a.jpg
Western plantain-eater at Lotherton Hall, England
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Musophagiformes
Family: Musophagidae
Genus: Crinifer
Jarocki, 1821
species

C. piscator
C. zonurus

The plantain-eaters, Crinifer, are a genus of birds in the turaco family. They are restricted to Africa. They are

These are large noisy and conspicuous birds, but lack the brilliant colours of their relatives. They are mainly grey, with a long tail and an erectile head crest. They feed on fruit, especially figs, seeds and other vegetable matter.

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