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Green turaco Turacos are such magnificent birds, this one snapped at a bird sanctuary in South Africa, they are normally found in West and Central Africa. Geotagged,Guinea Turaco,South Africa,Spring,Tauraco persa,birds,green turaco,turacos Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Green turaco

Turacos are such magnificent birds, this one snapped at a bird sanctuary in South Africa, they are normally found in West and Central Africa.

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  1. I cannot agree more, still my favorite birds. You've done it much justice, beautiful light and exposure. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you Ferdy, appreciated! Posted 3 years ago
  2. What a lovely bird! well taken,too. I really like the detail in his cap

    I have an idea regarding geo tagging.
    It can be extremely confusing if a species intro or even other pictures come with a geotag which is clearly alien. Say a penguin in San José zoo. Or one of our butterflies in Denmark...
    The most extreme one I saw here was a picture of two butterflies together, one of ours , one I know from Malaysia and the geo tag was something like 'Siberia' . It actually put me off uploading one from the garden because I saw it 'native' to 3 'wrong' countries.
    I think there could be a Geotag that doesn't 'count' for the species. Say penguins get a 'normal' tag if they are in ZA, Chile , Antarctica etc but an ? introduced tag if they are in Paris.

    Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks Anette!
      You make a good point regarding tagging. I shall start a thread!
      Posted 3 years ago
      1. thank you sooo much! Posted 3 years ago

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The Guinea Turaco , also known as the Green Turaco, is a species of turaco, a group of near-passerines birds. It is found in forests of West and Central Africa, ranging from Senegal east to DR Congo and south to northern Angola. It lays two eggs in a tree platform nest. It formerly included the Livingstone's, Schalow's, Knysna, Black-billed and Fischer's Turacos as subspecies.


The Guinea Turaco, often inconspicuous in the treetops, is approximately 43 cm long, including a long.. more

Similar species: Turacos, Cuckoos
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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Uploaded Jan 25, 2016. Captured Dec 4, 2015 13:33 in Unnamed Road, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/160s
  • ISO320
  • 120mm