white naped crane

29th of August 2014 – Species Spotlight – White Naped Crane

This week the spotlight falls on one of our tallest inhabitants   White Naped Crane Grus vipio White Naped Cranes are native to parts of Russia, Mongolia and China, where they breed. They migrate as far a field as Korea, Japan & Taiwan.  They tend to favour areas of wetlandNumbers...

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18th of July 2014 – Species Spotlight White Stork

Time for this weeks species spotlight and it falls on:   White Stork Ciconia ciconia   White Storks are widespread, breeding in much of Europe, Northern Africa and parts of the Middle East and overwintering in Southern Africa & the Indian Subcontinent.  They are becoming an increasing frequent visitor to...

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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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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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14th of March 2014 – Species Spotlight – Grey Peacock Pheasant

This week we concentrate on one of our first egg layers of the year   Grey Peacock Pheasant Polyplectron bicalcaratum   Native to South East Asia and parts of India, where they frequent areas of lowland.  They are the National bird of Myanmar and numbers are doing OK in the...

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