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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 4 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 4 years ago
  2. Wow wish we had them in Australia, just a great shot all round. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you1 I just love them, so lucky! Posted 4 years ago
  3. amazing spotting and shot Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks Hemant! Posted 4 years ago
  4. Extremly beautiful bird! Great shot! Posted 3 years ago
  5. WOOOW 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