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courting Plantain Eaters

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curiosity between species

Two shadows circled down from a nearby palm to scramble into the branches of a mimosa tree overgrowing our path through Old Embassy Compound. Plantain-eaters, often timid, usually keep their distance, but today we were allowed a closer look. The two birds … Continue reading

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the morning rounds of Plantain-eaters

A pair of Plantain-eaters pause briefly in a tree top on the grounds of Old Embassy Compound, Monrovia, before cruising on to their next perch. Easily identifiable in flight, the flash of white wing patches snap a staccato accent to their … Continue reading

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Saturday morning with the Plantain-eaters

Perching on a wire above the street, a lone Plantain-eater, preening feathers along her back, stopped to assess any potential threat as I approached on my walk with Elle. Apparently neither of us posed sufficient danger, and she resumed her … Continue reading

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Western plantain-eater

A Western, or Grey plantain-eater cruises above the tree-tops over Old U.S. Embassy Compound in Monrovia. They are of the Turaco family, half a meter in length, head to tail. Like the turacos, they have a loud, crowing call.

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