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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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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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6th of June 2014 – Species Spotlight Blue Winged Minla

This weeks spotlight falls on one of our smallest inhabitants   Blue Winged Minla Minla cyanouroptera   Also known as the Blue Winged Siva, they are native to the Indian sub continent and South East Asia where they inhabit areas of tropical forest.  They are part of the babbler family,...

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23rd of May 2014 – Species Spotlight Carmine Bee-Eater

It is cold, ark and wet today so to cheer myself up I'm going to spotlight one of our more colourful and active birds   Carmine Bee-Eater Merops nubicus   We keep the Northern Race of the Carmines, who are native to much of central Africa, with the Southern race...

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Week 31 – Owls

This week sees us celebrate International Owl Awareness Day this coming Sunday.  We will be holding a Meet a Keeper Owl special as well as having a guided Owl Tour in the afternoon where you can follow a keeper around in the afternoon as they feed the owls. We currently...

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Week 21 – Medication

This week I thought I would write about how we medicate the birds. With nearly 500 animals under our care we regularly have to treat birds who are unwell or injured.   We have to deal with a variety of ailments, which can be anything from a pulled claw up...

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