This Crested Coua was photographed
at the North Carolina Zoo Aviary in
Asheboro, North Carolina.
It was definitely one of the most
beautiful birds I have ever seen.
Wikipedia tells me:
"The crested coua (Coua cristata) is a medium-sized, approximately 44 cm long, greenish-grey coua with grey crest, blue bare orbital skin, rufous breast, brown iris, black bill and legs, white belly and long white-tipped purplish-blue tail feathers.
The crested coua is distributed and endemic to forests, savanna and brushland of Madagascar. It is found from sea-level to altitude of 900 metres
The diet consists mainly of various insects, fruits, berries, seeds, snails and chameleons. The female usually lays two white eggs in a nest made from twigs.
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