Birds

African Grey Parrot*

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.
 


Blue and Gold Macaw*

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.
  



    Eclectus Parrot

      Eclectus roratus
      There is a large color contrast between males and
      females (sexual dimorphism). Males are green with
      a yellow head while females are red with a black bill.
      This is so males can be camouflaged while hunting and
      females can be hidden in dark tree holes incubating eggs.
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  Green Winged Macaw

   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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     India Peafowl

        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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*Animal is housed off-exhibit but is used for educational purposes

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