Violaceous Turaco - Extra Information
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One of my Violaceous (Webmaster) - photo taken by Simon Anthony.
Extracts from "BREEDING THE VIOLACEOUS TURACO (MUSOPHAGA VIOLACEA) AT THE BOBENHEIM BIRDPARK / GERMANY" BY RAINER BERENZ - I.T.S. Magazine Issue 23:
Full article can be read in the 'Members' only section.
In 2002, the Violaceous Turaco was the second species of the order turacos we were able to rear at the Bobenheim Birdgarden. One bird was raised by the parents, but died after leaving the nest (about 18 days). A second one was hand reared.
kept Violaceous Turacos for several years. The birds lived in different
aviaries during this time. The smallest aviary is 3m x 2m x 2m, another
4m x 2m x 2m and the largest one 10m x 7m x 4m.
The pair that breed successfully in 2002 was the result of a swap of the birds inside the stock of the Birdpark.
Hand rearing the Violaceous Turaco:
was the first turaco we hand reared at Bobenheim Birdpark.
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