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11th of July 2014 – Species Spotlight Bare Faced Curassow

This week we focus on the   Bare Faced Curassow Crax fasciolata Bare Faced Curassow are found throughout much of the Eastern Amazon rainforest where they are relatively common.  They feed on the ground but are equally happy perched up on branches. They are a large bird, with males weighing...

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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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30th May 2014 – Species Spotlight – Pied Avocet

This week we are celebrating Penguin Week but as I have already blogged about of two species of Penguin that we keep, I am going to write about another Black & White bird that we keep that lives near water   Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta   A bird that is...

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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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In the chaos that is a sunny Easter holiday run up the species spotlight falls a day early this week and is upon Roul Roul Partridge Rollulus rouloul Other names include Crested Wood Partridge and Green Wood Partridge. Roul Rouls are native to South East Asia and are found throughout...

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Species Spotlight – 28th February 2014 – Western Grey Plantain Eater

This week we spotlight a bird that we have kept for over a year, but have also had some new arrivals this week   Western Grey Plantain Eater Crinifer piscator A member of the Turaco family, the Western Plantain Eater is native to tropical West Africa, where they inhabit areas...

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Week 36 – Finding feathers

As we move into Autumn it signals the end of the breeding season for many (but not all) of our birds.  With no nests to build, eggs to incubate or hungry chicks to feed many of our birds are now taking the chance to moult.  As you walk around the...

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Week 33 – In the Headlines again

Wow, what a week.  This week we have had local, national and even international exposure with the story that Missy, one of our King Penguins, could well be the oldest penguin in the world today. This all started when I saw a zoo in Denmark claiming to have the worlds...

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