“Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.” (Isaiah 62:3 KJV)
While at the Brevard Zoo last week, we were able to take photos and this video of the Red-crested Turaco up close and personal. They opened up a remodeled section of the zoo. The aviary in there has several Red-crested Turacos. I have tried for years to get a good photo of a Turaco, but they have always been behind cage wires. This beautiful bird was in with the Cockatiels, Galahs, Laughing Kookaburra, and some ducks in the free-flying aviary. Many people were feeding the birds with juice, so the birds come right close. Actually, some land on the hand of the one with the juice.
According to Wikipedia [with editing]: “The red-crested turaco (Tauraco erythrolophus) is a turaco from a group of African near-passerines. It is a frugivorous bird endemic to western Angola. Its call sounds somewhat like a jungle monkey.
The national bird of Angola is the striking, endemic red-crested turaco. It occurs quite commonly along the length of the Angolan escarpment and adjacent forested habitats.
Here is the video that I took of this avian wonder from Our Creator:
I preloaded this blog, because I wanted to use it to give an update on my surgery. My back had rods and screws placed between the S1 to L2 and L4-L2 on the other set of pedicules. I am now in a Rehabilitation Hospital trying to regain strength. I only pre-scheduled the blog though July 1st.
Not sure when next article will be released.
I am in pain, but it is getting better. My legs are very weak, but improving. The Lord has been with all the way. Your prayers and thoughts are a great comfort.
Red-crested Turaco – Wikipedia