Bloedel Floral Conservatory - Part 8

The last bird to show from Bloedel is this Guinea Turaco (a.k.a. Sierra Leone Turaco) (Tauraco persa), which is probably one of the most cool-looking birds I have ever photographed. I was really lucky too because this bird seemed to prefer hiding in the foliage than out in the open. They belong in the family Musopagidae (meaning banana-eaters) and are found in the tropical forests of West Africa.

Guinea Turaco (Tauraco persa)

Guinea Turaco (Tauraco persa)

Guinea Turaco (Tauraco persa)

Guinea Turaco (Tauraco persa)

Now onto the weekend...


Sarah Stephen said...

Thankyou for the very informative recent posts on the birds!

Amazing to see the vast diversity- and absolutely loved the Tauraco persa.

Vicky said...

Absolutely STUNNING photos of the touraco! You were at the right place at the right time because he does not come down out of the trees very often! Lucky for us that you were able to catch him with such great shots and give us the opportunity to see him so close. Thank you!!

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