Birds

African Grey Parrot*African Grey Parrot (Psittacus enithacus)

Psittacus enithacus
The African Grey is a medium sized bird with grey to black feathers. Its wings are typically darker than its light grey belly. Its tail feathers are a bright red which make it a very popular bird. In the wild, they will forage for seeds, nuts, and fruits found on trees.
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Blue and Gold Macaw*Blue and Gold Macaw (Ara ararauna)

Ara ararauna
Macaws are large birds with many different subspecies. The Blue and Gold Macaw is one that is named for their brilliant blue and gold feathers. They have long tail  feathers and some green coloring on their heads. They are found in tropical climates.
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Green Winged MacawGreen Winged Macaw (Ara chloropterus)

Ara chloropterus
Green Winged Macaws are the second largest species of parrots, the largest being the Hyacinth Macaw. They are also called red and green macaws. They are mostly red with blue and green wings. Their range includes Central and South America.
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Moluccan Cockatoo*Moluccan Cockatoo (Cactua moluccensis)

Cactua moluccensis
They are also called Salmon crested cockatoo for the salmon colored crest on the top of their head. This pink plume is used in communication and expression. They are white with a pink crest and pink on the under side of their wings.
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India PeafowlIndian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus)

Pavo cristatus
The male, or peacock, is famous for its vividly colored feather train with brilliant metallic shades of gold, bronze, green, and blue and the iridescent eyes. The train, used as a mating display, is full throughout the spring and early summer and then the feathers are molted, or shed.
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Sulfur Crested Cockatoo*Sulfur Crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)

Cacatua galerita
This medium sized bird is white in color and has a brilliant yellow crest on top of its head. This plume is usually slicked back but will puff up when trying to communicate or express emotions. Their wings also have yellow underneath.
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*Animal is housed off-exhibit but is used for educational purposes

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