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Purple Crested Turaco

Purple Crested Turaco
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes, Birds Of South Africa - Part 2, White Background Wildlife Photography [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2019-05-11 11:38
Viewed: 349
Points: 14
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Purple Crested Turaco (Gallirex porphyreolophus)

I had captured this beautiful pair of 'Purple Crested Turaco', National Bird of Swaziland 🇸🇿, at Kruger National Park, South Africa. Very difficult to capture them because rarely you could find them in bush or on the top of small tree. I have noticed they like big trees and they access top of the branches, a red ring around their eyes, and a black bill. Moreover, light wasn't in my favor, so I had to use flash a bit here.

This bird has a purple coloured Crest above a green head. The neck and chest are green and brown. The rest of the body is purple, with red flight feathers.
They live in moist woodland and evergreen forest.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-05-11 13:11]

Hi Srikumar,not lucky with this very difficult backlight and with the location too,with the blurred branch on the left. You caught the best from this very impossible situation,so we can see perfectly the couple of this beautiful turaco species,very well done! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Srikumar,
Nice image with a colorful specie of birds. Despite the POV with the sun from behind, the colors and details are excellent.
Have a nice weekend.

Hi Srikumar,

You got a good eye contact with the birds. The point of view is showing the details of the Puple Crested Turaco couple. The colors of the bird are well shown except for the background, it seem the sky was overcast. Have a nice day.


Hello Srikumar,
Nice image with a colorful specie of birds. Never seen before.


hallo Sri
very nice and sharpness picture with good details
gr lou

Hi Srikumar, Fabulous image of these lovey birds with beautiful colours and textures, and in outstanding focus. What a pleasure to view. Neels

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-05-28 6:10]

Hello Srikumar,
Nice photo of these Turacos in difficult light conditions. But sharpness and details are excellent and the poses are very attractive.

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