With its colourful plumage and distinctive, erect white crest, this long-tailed, arboreal bird forms an impressive sight in the woodlands of southern Ethiopia (4). The prominent greyish-white crest shades to rose-pink at its base, complimenting the crimson colour of the bill, wattle above the eye, nape of the neck, and wing patch (2) (4). The head, neck, breast and upper back of Prince Ruspoli's turaco are moss-green, greyish green on the chin and throat and a more vivid yellowish green on the cheeks and ear-coverts, while the lower back, wings and tail are a darker, greyish-blue and the belly and thighs are blackish (2).
- Touraco de Ruspoli, Touraco du Prince Ruspoli.
- Size: c. 40 cm (2)
- Crest length: 4 cm (2)
- 200 – 290 g (2)