Red-crested Turaco

Red-crested Turaco at Brevard Zoo by Lee

Red-crested Turaco at Brevard Zoo by Lee

“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.

Red-crested Turaco at Brevard Zoo by Lee

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:

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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.

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Red-crested Turaco at Oiseaux-birds

Red-crested Turaco – Wikipedia

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