A wild Turaco

Turaco in the Wild

This bird was photographed from a slight distance during the later dusk hours near a park in upper Thonotosassa. It was dusk when I noticed movement in a nearby bush. Investigating, I found this bird ruffling about in the shrubs and observing me with keen interest.

From what I understand, this bird is called a Turaco and is native to Africa. It is my assumption it was an escaped pet due to how calm it was around people and how close it allowed me to get.

The photograph was taken towards dusk. I had left my camera's auto-flash feature turned on so the flash fired. That the bird didn't flee surprised me to no end though it did reaffirm my belief that the bird was once domesticated.

Image available in 8x12", 12x18" and 20x30" prints. All prints are done on archival grade photostock. Images are signed on the back by the artist and individually numbered.

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