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White-cheeked Turaco - portrait I, Zie-Zoo, Netherlands I love all Turacos, they have such a unique appearance. I&#039;ve always had a suspicion that their feathers look so much different from any other birds, but couldn&#039;t properly put my finger on it. Today I found out their feathers really are unique, having a pigment named after them: Turacoverdin:<br />
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turacoverdin<br />
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White-cheeked Turaco - portrait I, Zie-Zoo, Netherlands

I love all Turacos, they have such a unique appearance. I've always had a suspicion that their feathers look so much different from any other birds, but couldn't properly put my finger on it. Today I found out their feathers really are unique, having a pigment named after them: Turacoverdin:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turacoverdin

White-cheeked Turaco - portrait II, Zie-Zoo, Netherlands I love all Turacos, they have such a unique appearance. I've always had a suspicion that their feathers look so much different from any other birds, but couldn't properly put my finger on it. Today I found out their feathers really are unique, having a pigment named after them: Turacoverdin:<br />
<br />
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turacoverdin<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/61572/white-cheeked_turaco_-_portrait_i_zie-zoo_netherlands.html Europe,Netherlands,Tauraco leucotis,Volkel,White-cheeked Turaco,World,Zie-Zoo,Zoo

    comments (2)

  1. So beautiful! Wow! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks, Christine! Posted 3 months 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 fchristant
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Uploaded Jun 13, 2018. Captured May 6, 2018 13:54.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/5.6
  • 1/100s
  • ISO1000
  • 400mm