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Purple-crested Turacos

Two of my Purple-crested (Webmaster)

03/04/10 Hugh Chittenden, a wildlife photographer from South Africa, kindly sent me the photos below of Purple-crested Turacos which he took in the town where he lives, Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal. If you wish to contact Hugh with a view to seeing what other photos he has available for purchase, please e-mail him: hugh@rarebirds.co.za . Click on each photo to enlarge them, click back to return here. All photos strictly copyright.

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03/01/04 Jos Custers from Netherlands writes about his Purple-crested:

I have bred Purple-crested for the last 3 years, all hand-reared. 3 pairs would not breed but laid like chickens! The adults were wild birds from Mozambique. This is a very nice species; not aggressive, beautiful, a lovely call and the young are tame. The first year one hen laid 21 eggs. In 2002, I had 9 youngsters from one pair. Last year, I had only one breeding pair, 3 clutches and 3 young birds. The last clutch were raised by the parents but they left the chicks and they died at the age of 14 days.


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