The Green Turaco

A Green Turaco

Native to the forests of west and central Africa and measuring up to ~40cm upon maturity. Its bright green feathers, inquisitive eyes and short pointed red beak makes it a rather captivating bird to look at. The one I photographed here was rather small (probably still a baby) and very friendly, I was able to get really close, I felt like it wanted to be photographed and was posing for me.

And no, I did not photograph this beauty in Africa (that would be nice : ) , rather it was at a local petting zoo we brought the kids to for a day trip.

“The Green Turaco’, nice sounding name for a new sports car available only in green!

Canon 7D with EF 50mm

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