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A Bird a Day in June: Day 4 – Eastern Grey Plantain-eater

Day 4 of a series illustrating some of the fantastic birds we see here on Lake Victoria and across Tanzania. Many of these are seen in our garden like this regular visitor.

Eastern Grey Plantain-eater

 

Catch up on  other days

Maniacal Trio

We are very fortunate to see such a wide variety of birds on the compound. One of the quirkier visitors has to be the Eastern Grey Plantain-eaters. These large turacos are not brightly coloured but noticeable larger than most of the visitors to the garden as they perch precariously on the branches. They are vocal too – with loud ‘hoo hoo hoo’ sounds and a chattering call that builds to a maniacal laughter.

Today we had three birds in the garden and for once some good shots of our maniacal trio.