Emu

Species Spotlight – 19th of December 2014 Robin

For our final species spotlight of the year I thought we'd be a little different and have a look at one of our wild birds, who has also come to symbolise Christmas   Robin Erithacus rubecula Not to be confused with the American Robin, our European Robin is a common...

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12th of December 2012 – Species Spotlight Ross’ Goose

As we are rapidly approaching Christmas, I thought I would blog about a winter specialist this week   Ross' Goose Chen rossii or Anser rossii Ross' are often misnamed Snow Goose due to their white appearance.  They are closely related to Snow Geese but are quite a bit smaller.  They...

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5th December 2014 – Species Spotlight Bali Myna

This week saw more new arrivals so I’m going to take the chance to blog about one of them   Bali Myna Leucopsar rothschildi     The Bali Myna is one of our rarest inhabitants, having been down to less than 20 wild birds on a couple of occasions. Also...

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21st of March 2014 – Species Spotlight – Emu

This week the spotlight falls on a new species for Birdland Emu Dromaius novaehollandiae The Emu is the second largest bird in the world after the Ostrich and is a member of the Ratite family, which includes Ostrich, Rhea & Cassowary.  They are native to Australia where they are common...

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