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10th of October 2014 Species Spotlight – Tawny Frogmouth

This week we look at one of the more unusual looking members of the park Tawny Frogmouth Podargus strigoides Tawny Frogmouths are found throughout Australia, including Tasmania.  They are closely related to the Nightjar, found here in the UK.  There are 3 species of Frogmouth and the Tawny is Near...

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26th of September 2014 – Species Spotlight Southern Ground Hornbill

This week we spotlight   Southern Ground Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri   The largest of the Hornbills, Southern Ground Hornbills are one of two members of the Ground Hornbill family, the other being the Abyssian Ground Hornbill which we also keep. They are found in open grassland, savannahs & woodlands of...

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13th of September 2014 – Species Spotlight King Penguin Chick

Apologies for the late bloggage, a combination of difficulty getting on the website, a now mobile baby and the topic of this weeks blog means I ran out of time yesterday!   This week we have been thrilled to announce the hatching of the first King Penguin chick in the...

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5th of September 2014 – Species Spotlight Hawaiian Goose

This week saw the arrival of a new species for us so what better than to blog about them   Hawaiian Goose Branta sandvicensis     Also known as the Nene, Hawaiian Geese are only found on the islands of Hawaii, where they are the state bird.  Listed as vulnerable,...

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4th of July 2014 Species Spotlight – Luzon Bleeding Heart Dove

This week we focus on one of our two species of Bleeding Heart Dove   Luzon Bleeding Heart Dove Gallicolumba luzonica As with the other species of Bleeding Heart Dove we keep (the Bartlett's), Luzons are a member of a family of ground doves found in South East Asia.  They...

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20th of June 2014 Species Spotlight – Striated Caracara

This week we take a look at our only Bird of Prey in the park   Striated Caracara Phalcoboenus australis With only 500 breeding pairs in the wild, the Striated Caracara is one of our rarest inhabitants and they are listed as near threatened.  In the past they were heavily...

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13th of June 2014, Species Spotlight – Azure Wing Magpie

This week we highlight a species who fledged 2 chicks   Azure Wing Magpie Cyanopica cyana   There are 2 distant sub species of the Azure Wing, with one population (the one we keep) found in China, Japan & Korea, and the other located in Spain and Portugal.  They inhabit...

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9th of May, 2014 – Species Spotlight – Greater Flamingo

This week the spotlight falls on one of my personal favourites in the park   Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus   The largest of the 6 species of Flamingo, Greaters are found throughout parts of Africa, as well as breeding in India & Pakistan and Southern Europe (including France, Italy &...

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25th of April 2014 – Species Spotlight King Penguin

Today is World Penguin Day so I’m really left with no choice but to spotlight our star attraction   King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonica patagonica   Found in the wild along the Northern edge of Antarctica and on many sub-Antarctic islands including South Georgia, the Falklands and Deception, King Penguins are...

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7th of March 2014 – Species Spotlight Southern Lapwing

The spotlight this week falls on   Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis   Native and widespread in South America where various sub-species are located around the continent. They tend to frequent cultivated fields and damp meadows, which probably explains why I saw several in Argentine whilst filming Winter Wipeout in 2011....

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