Spectacular birds dressed in various shades of green, blue and crimson, Knysna Turacos are endemic to South Africa and Swaziland. They live in riverine, coastal and Afromontane forests and are usually in pairs or occasionally small family groups. They can sometimes be observed sunbathing in the early morning or late afternoon, perched on exposed branches in the forest canopy but they are generally shy birds, not easily seen despite their bright colours. Knysna Turacos are almost exclusively fruit eaters, feeding on a wide variety of fruits and berries although they will also take termites and other small insects. They generally forage in the canopy of fruiting trees but will also feed on fallen fruits. They are solitary nesters and become fiercely territorial during the breeding season. The nest is a flimsy platform of interlaced twigs placed within a tangle of leafy branches or creepers. The Knysna Turaco call is an incongruous growl or bark, starting with three trumpet-like notes rising to a crescendo.

Acknowledgements to Harald Leber for the reference photograph.

A framed, original watercolour painting on Fabriano 250g Acid Free Watercolour Paper. Worldwide courier delivery is included in the price.

Size: 430mm x 560mm

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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 56 × 43 × 3 cm

Edward Bredenkamp


430mm x 560mm


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