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Great Blue Turaco Picture
 
 

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SPECIES INFO

The Great Blue Turaco, Corythaeola cristata, is a turaco, a group of African near-passerines. It is the largest turaco, generally ranging from 70-75 cm in length with a mass between 822-1231 grams. In the Bandundu province of the D.R.C. (formerly Zaire) 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 town of Kikwit, it is called "Kolonvo".


Photographed at Bigodi Swamp, W.Uganda






                                     



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