Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Birds of Uganda - Great Blue Turaco

Great Blue Turaco (Corythaeola cristata) is a turaco, a group of African near-passerines. It is the largest species of turaco. Generally, the great blue turaco is 70–76 cm (28–30 in) in length with a mass of 800–1,231 g (1.764–2.714 lb). In the Bandundu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the great blue turaco is actively hunted for meat and feathers. The blue and yellow tail feathers are prized for making good luck talismans. In the area of Bandundu around the city of Kikwit, it is called "Kolonvo". wikipedia.org

Great Blue Turaco (Corythaeola cristata) - call

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Great Blue Turaco

Great Blue Turaco