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White-cheeked Turaco  Berkenhof,Geotagged,Tauraco leucotis,The Netherlands,White-cheeked Turaco Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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  1. Can't say I've seen it before. It is no dutch bird:) (by nature that is:)). Nice expression! Posted 8 years ago
    1. Thanks, I hadn't seen it before either.
      First I thought it was a pigeon of some sort, but it isn't. And hey another specie for Ferdy's and JD's collection ;)
      Posted 8 years ago, modified 8 years ago
      1. And a very interesting one at that. Thanks for sharing! Posted 8 years ago

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The White-cheeked Turaco is a species of bird in the Musophagidae family.
It is found in Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Sudan. A mid-sized species is measures 43 cm in length, including a tail of 19 cm , and weighs 200–315 g .
This species is the most commonly raised in captive conditions

There is a subspecies of Tauraco leucolophus - Tauraco l donaldsoni that is quite distinct in plumage colour - this eastern population is separated from the larger population by the escarpment.. more

Similar species: Turacos, Cuckoos
Species identified by Frankhuizen Photography
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Uploaded Jun 18, 2012. Captured May 3, 2012 11:52 in Langeweegje 39, 4434 Kwadendamme, The Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 550D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/128s
  • ISO3200
  • 109mm