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Turaco, Knysna

Roberts No: 370a

Previously known as Knysna Lourie. Green bird with long tail, erectile white-tipped crest, short red bill, black, white and red marks around eye. In flight shows conspicuous crimson patches on underside of wings. Voice: loud harsh ‘knorr’ notes. Active in treetops, running along branches. Sometimes comes to ground to feed on fallen fruit. Drinks regularly. Strongly territorial.

Family Name:
Tauraco corythaix
Common Name:
Turaco, Knysna
40 to 42 cm
large variety of wild and cultivated fruits, also snails and leaf buds.