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Knysna lourie (turaco) I think these will always be my favourite birds and as I see them every day, I forget to take photos. So I took a couple last night. Geotagged,Knysna Turaco,South Africa,Spring,Tauraco corythaix,africa,louries,south africa,turacos Click/tap to enlarge

Knysna lourie (turaco)

I think these will always be my favourite birds and as I see them every day, I forget to take photos. So I took a couple last night.

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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 Oct 11, 2014. Captured Oct 10, 2014 12:27 in Unnamed Road, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/320s
  • ISO640
  • 256mm