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  1. What a lovely looking bird.

    While we certainly have some very cool things here, I do envy other parts of the world for their colorful birds. Most of ours are variations on the "little brown bird".
    Posted 5 years ago
    1. Ah but then, don't you have some of the larger magnificent raptors? However, I still find the LBJ's as we call them just as interesting as the more colourful ones. Posted 5 years ago
      1. Indeed, we do have a pretty large population of bald eagles that comes down for the winter to feed on spawning salmon. I intend to rent a big long lens and take an eagle tour sometime this winter. I also want to go up and see the snow goose migration. Posted 5 years ago
  2. Perfect! Posted 5 years ago
  3. Love these birds, you really captured its beauty Claire! Posted 5 years ago
  4. Such a great bird species.
    Love the hairstyle ;)
    Great portrait!
    Posted 5 years ago
  5. Very regal looking. Great picture! Posted 5 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 Oct 11, 2014. Captured Oct 10, 2014 12:29 in Unnamed Road, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/400s
  • ISO640
  • 428mm