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  1. Fantastic, I just love tropical birds, and even more so when I never heard about it and it's a new specie to the site :) Thanks for sharing Claire! Posted 8 years ago

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The Violet Turaco is a large turaco, a group of African near-passerines. It is a resident breeder in the forests of tropical west Africa. It lays two eggs in a tree platform nest.

These are unmistakable birds, although often inconspicuous in the treetops. They are 45 cm long, including a long tail. The plumage is glossy violet, except for the yellow forehead and chestnut crown; the bill is thick and red. In flight, Violet Turaco's crimson primary flight feathers contrast with the.. more

Similar species: Turacos, Cuckoos
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Nov 20, 2012. Captured Nov 18, 2012 13:33 in Unnamed Road, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/166s
  • ISO1600
  • 123mm