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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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15th of August 2014 – Species Spotlight Crowned Plover

This week we are highlighting a species that have bred successfully for us over the years and who hatched 3 chicks earlier this week   Crowned Plover Vanellus coronatus   Also known as the Crowned Lapwing, they are a member of a subfamily of Lapwing that also includes Masked &...

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1st of August, 2014 – Species Spotlight – Spectacled Owl

This coming Monday see us celebrate International Owl Awareness Day so it feels only fitting to blog about an Owl species this week   Spectacled Owl Pulsatrix perspicillata Spectacled Owls are a large, nocturnal species of Owl native to much of Central & South America.  The frequent areas of tropical...

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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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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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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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22/11/2013 – Catch the Pelican

Just a quick update this week as we have been very busy, with staff away on holidays and all the extra duties that winter brings.   The main drama of the week was that one of our female Pink Backed Pelicans took flight this week. She disappeared between 1 and...

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