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Great Blue Turaco, Antwerpen Zoo

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The Great Blue Turaco is a turaco, a group of African near-passerines. It is not only the largest turaco but the largest species in the diverse Cuculiformes order . Generally, the Great Blue Turaco is 70–76 cm in length with a mass of 800–1,231 g . In the Bandundu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Great Blue Turaco is actively hunted for meat and feathers. The blue and yellow tail feathers are prized for making good luck talismans. In the area of Bandundu around.. more

Similar species: Turacos, Cuckoos
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Apr 2, 2014. Captured Apr 27, 2013 15:42.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/6.0
  • 1/400s
  • ISO640
  • 300mm