Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A worldwide community photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Ross's Turaco

Musophaga rossae

Notes:

These birds have mobile outer toes, which they are able to rotate forward or backward. Turacos are the only birds to possess true red and green color. When you look at most birds, the color you are seeing is a reflection produced by the feather structure. The turaco's red pigment (turacin) and green pigment (turacoverdin) both contain copper. In fact, if you stirred a glass of water with a red turaco feather, the water would turn pink! In museum species, the pigments deepen with age because the copper begins to oxidize. Pictures were taken at Artis, zoo of Amsterdam.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

6 Comments

FoTony
FoTony 11 years ago

Thank you Reza!

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 11 years ago

Beautiful !

FoTony
FoTony 11 years ago

Thank you Willie!

williefromwi
williefromwi 11 years ago

Beautifully captured.

FoTony
FoTony 11 years ago

¬°gracias Harsuame!

rutasandinas
rutasandinas 11 years ago

Hermosa ave ::

Antoine Verfaille
Spotted by
Antoine Verfaille

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Spotted on Jun 23, 2012
Submitted on Dec 18, 2012

Related Spottings

Violet Turaco Violet Turaco Violet Turaco Violet Turaco

Nearby Spottings

Rose of Sharon Goeldi's marmoset Pygmy marmoset Bali Myna
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team