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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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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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14th of February 2014 – Species Spotlight Black Breasted Thrush

Happy valentines day all This weeks species spotlight gives me the chance to swat up on the species as they are new to Birdland this week   Black Breasted Thrush Turdus dissimilis The Black Breasted Thrush looks very similar to our own Blackbird and indeed are of the same family...

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