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Violet Turaco

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You can hear it coming from miles away as it calls through the bushes wherever it seems to go. Cooroo-Cooroo. But move just a bit, or blink with your eyes, and it's gone again.


During our trip in Gambia, the Violet Turaco must have been the most illusive species we attempted to photograph. Regardless, it's a beautiful and mystical bird with which I hope to cross paths soon again.


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Taken on March 22, 2012