Plantain-Eaters

Eastern Grey Plantain-eaters are big birds. They are a species of Turaco, all of which are renowned for eating bananas. I’ve never seen them eat a plantain or a banana for that matter but they do eat a lot of other things. They are regular visitors to our garden and have a strange call which consists of loud nasal sounds which culminate in a manic laughing sound.

One response to “Plantain-Eaters

  1. It looks a bit like a long tailed pigeon but not quite as colourful. I was looking at pigeons in our shopping precinct and was surprised at how many different colours they were. We tend to dismiss pigeons because they are so common, but their plumage is actually quite remarkable. I wonder if the same goes for plantain-eaters?

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