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DATE: February DESTINATION: Africa BEST BIRDS: Prince Ruspoli's turaco, one of the world''s rarest and most bizarrelooking birds in Ethiopia; Pell's fishing owl in Ghana.
The interior plateau has huge tracts of Brachystegia (miombo) woodland, while the Escarpment Zone has some of the least known endemics including Pultizer's Longbill (Macrosphenus pulitzeri) and Red-crested Turaco (Tauraco erythrolophus).
A new rig has now been contracted and a further well, Turaco-3 will be drilled from the same location to further investigate the hydrocarbon-bearing zone encountered in Turaco 1 and 2.
and Laura Tuhela, Ohio Wesleyan University, "Analyzing the effect of an unusual feather pigment on the resistance to bacterial feather-degradation in turacos.
Comparison of partial sequence data for the seriemas with previously described sequences for turacos and cranes supports a closer relationship of seriemas to turacos, than to the cranes with which seriemas are traditionally grouped.