Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Krasnohohly Turaco - bird feathers which are museum pieces

Krasnohohly Turaco (lat. Tauraco erythrolophus) - the only bird in whose coloration present real red and green colors.When we look at most of the birds, the color that we see is the reflection of the structure of the feather. pigments that color the feathers krasnohohlogo Turaco (red and green pigment turatsin turakoverdin) contain copper. And really, if you omit the red pen in a glass of water, the water will turn pink. Krasnohohlyh Turaco feathers, which have already become museum pieces, in time, develop a deeper color, because copper begins to oxidize. Cuckoo these relatives that live exclusively on the African continent, sub-Saharan Africa from Angola to Congo, highly mobile nature gave thumbs, which are capable of Turaco rotate both forward and backward. Krasnohohlye Turaco got its name from the beautiful crest length of about five centimeters, which takes a vertical position when the birds are excited by something, for example, during the mating period. Turaco live in large groups of about thirty individuals. They reproduce maintain monogamy, and during courtship, males krasnohohlogo Turaco take on the responsibility for feeding the female. Deciding to start a family, both prospective parents jointly build a nest. Eggs mother and father also hatch in turn. Once the chicks are hatched, to care for them and connect the other, more experienced members of the pack.

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