Red-crested turaco

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Red-crested turaco
Red-crested turaco, Niagara Falls Aviary, Canada
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Musophagiformes
Family: Musophagidae
Genus: Tauraco
Species: T. erythrolophus
Binomial name
Tauraco erythrolophus
(Vieillot, 1819)

The red-crested turaco (Tauraco erythrolophus) is a turaco, a group of African near-passerines. It is a frugivorous bird endemic to western Angola. Its call sounds somewhat like a jungle monkey.

As a national bird[edit]

The national bird of Angola is the striking, endemic red-crested turaco. The turaco itself is becoming a national icon for conservation, especially bird and forest conservation. It occurs quite commonly along the length of the Angolan escarpment and adjacent forested habitats.[2]