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Violet turacos ( Musophaga violacea) are also known as violaceous turacos or violet plantain-eaters. Their plumage is a glossy violet colour, except for their thick orange bill, yellow forehead and crimson crown. The main flight feathers on the wings are also crimson in colour. Despite these bright colours the birds are often quite indistinguishable in the dense canopy of the forest. It is resident in West Africa, and has an extremely large range from Senegal through to the Nigeria, with an isolated population in Chad and Central African Republic. It occurs in tropical savannas, wetlands, woodlands and forests.
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