Thursday, 30 April 2009

More Chester Zoo birds

Some more of the birds at Chester Zoo.

I wouldn’t like to argue with this Griffon Vulture ( Gyps fulvus ).

I like the White-crested Turaco (Turaco leucolophus) because it is ever such a friendly and inquisitive bird, always coming to say hello to me.

The Red Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea rubra ) used to be killed by the local people for its tail feathers which were prized for making headdresses.

This pair of Eurasian Spoonbill ( Platalea leucorodia ) were building a nest. They have a really large enclosure in which to fly around. It has many other species in it and they can all get up to quite a speed as they travel the hundred yards or so from end to end or side to side.

The beautiful Tufted Duck (Aythya marila) is a British native species and can be found wild on some of the Zoo’s lakes.

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