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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Great Blue Turaco - Nashville Zoo

Great Blue Turaco

The Great Blue Turaco (Corythaeola cristata) is a turaco, a group of African near-passerines. It is not only the largest turaco but the largest species in the diverse Cuculiformes order (which includes the cuckoos). Generally, the Great Blue Turaco is 28–30 inches in length with a mass of 1.8–2.71 lbs.

There are a pair of these, along with a young'n that hatched about a few days ago in the aviary at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. The zoo also posted a video of the hatching.

If you like zoo animals, or are a fan of the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, I invite you to check out my Nashville Zoo website gallery:

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