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Guinea turaco

Tauraco persa


A regal west African bird.


Seen at the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, where it lives with dozens of tropical butterflies and birds, including flamingos.


The guinea/green turaco is distinguished from the Knysna turaco because its crest is not tipped white and the lower body is brown with a violet hue.

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mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 5 months ago

Thanks so much for letting me know of the nomination, Ashley!

AshleyT 5 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 5 months ago

Thank you both for your comments! It is quite a lovely bird to see.

Tukup 5 months ago

"Regal" is right. What a beauty. Thanks Mauna.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 months ago

What a gorgeous bird. Beautiful spotting, Mauna.

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

Key West, Florida, USA

Lat: 24.55, Long: -81.80

Spotted on Dec 23, 2015
Submitted on May 26, 2019

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