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Purple-crested turaco portrait After years of trying to get a decent shot of this elusive bird, he unexpectedly sat and posed! I think it was probably a sort of 'OK, take your photo, now stop chasing me all over the forest..leave me alone!' Birds,Geotagged,Louries,South Africa,Turacos Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Purple-crested turaco portrait

After years of trying to get a decent shot of this elusive bird, he unexpectedly sat and posed! I think it was probably a sort of 'OK, take your photo, now stop chasing me all over the forest..leave me alone!'

    comments (6)

  1. David Bowie bird should be on homepage. Posted 6 years ago
    1. Ha ha! Thanks! Posted 6 years ago
  2. That beauty is hard to match.
    I think it came to wish Ferdy a bright, cheerful and colourful birthday!
    Posted 6 years ago
    1. I am sure it did! Posted 6 years ago
    2. Thanks! Posted 6 years ago
  3. A perfect Portrait !! Well deserved for Homepage.!! Posted 6 years ago

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The Purple-crested Turaco is a species of bird in the Musophagidae family. It is the National Bird of the Kingdom of Swaziland, and the crimson flight feathers of this and related Turaco species are important in the ceremonial regalia of the Swazi royal family.

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

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Uploaded Jan 25, 2014. Captured Jan 24, 2014 14:01 in N2, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/49s
  • ISO500
  • 200mm