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The enigmatic Knysna Lourie (Turaco)  Geotagged,Knysna Turaco,South Africa,Spring,Tauraco corythaix,birds,loeries,louries,south africa,turacos Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Stunning bird and love the glamorous lighting! Posted 6 years ago
    1. I just can't get enough of these guys but don't often photograph them. This one however was posing so beautifully I just had to get the camera out! Posted 6 years ago
  2. Wow wish we had them in Australia, just a great shot all round. Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thank you1 I just love them, so lucky! Posted 6 years ago
  3. amazing spotting and shot Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks Hemant! Posted 6 years ago
  4. Extremly beautiful bird! Great shot! Posted 5 years ago
  5. WOOOW Posted 2 years ago
  6. Hi Claire, I love this photograph! Please could I contact you about painting it into one of my vase paintings? Please have a look at my insta account @libbybellart xx Posted one year ago
    1. Yes of course you may! I don't have an Instagram account I'm afraid. If you need a larger size, just send me your email address and I will send the original to you. Thank you for the compliment! Posted one year ago
      1. Hi Claire, thank you so much for such a quick and kind reply! That is very generous of you. I’d love a higher res version thank you - and then I will have your email address and I can send you an image of the final product when I am finished. I will also credit you with your full name and a link to your profile here so that people can come and check out all your beautiful photos when they see this one of your Turaco!
        My email is libby@libbybellart.com and when it’s done it’ll be on my website www.libbybellart.com.
        Thank you so much, Claire! Xx
        Posted one year ago
        1. No problem Libby, on it's way to you now. Love your work, really beautiful, can't wait to see the final product! Posted one year 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 Dec 20, 2014. Captured Dec 19, 2014 15:42 in Unnamed Road, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/200s
  • ISO640
  • 275mm