Ross's turaco

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Ross's turaco
Musophaga rossae -Lady Ross' Turaco -Houston Zoo.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Musophagiformes
Family: Musophagidae
Genus: Musophaga
Species: M. rossae
Binomial name
Musophaga rossae
Gould, 1852

Ross's turaco or Lady Ross's turaco (Musophaga rossae) is a mainly bluish-purple African bird of the turaco family, Musophagidae.

It is found in woodland, open forest and riparian habitats in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

It is quite common in captivity, although not as common as its nearest relative the violet turaco.


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