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Knysna Lourie  Birds,Geotagged,Knysna Turaco,South Africa,Tauraco corythaix,turacos Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. what a beautiful bird, well done Claire. Posted 6 years ago
  2. Thanks Graeme, they are such regular and greedy visitors to the house I sometimes forget how beautiful they are! Posted 6 years ago
  3. My all-time favorite bird! Posted 6 years ago
  4. Very beautiful! I love how the background blends so well with the bird. Posted 6 years ago
  5. very beautiful the green colour Posted 6 years ago
    1. Turacos/Louries are actually the only birds whose feather are a true green, on other birds it is caused by light reflections! Posted 6 years ago
  6. Beautiful Claire! Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thank you! Posted 6 years ago

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The Knysna Turaco , or, in South Africa, Knysna Lourie, is a large turaco, one of a group of African near-passerine birds. It is a resident breeder in the mature evergreen forests of southern and eastern South Africa, and Swaziland. It was formerly sometimes considered to be a subspecies of the Green Turaco of West Africa. The Livingstone's and Schalow's Turacos were once considered subspecies.

This species lays two eggs in a shallow platform nest made from sticks and placed in a tree.. more

Similar species: Turacos, Cuckoos
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Nov 14, 2013. Captured Oct 30, 2013 15:45 in N2, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO640
  • 250mm