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Another ID request!

Another ID request!
sooty mangabey, 24 Sep 2017
    • sooty mangabey
      A last ID request for the moment! I think this was in one of the smaller aviaries near the Scripps Aviary, but I'm not wholly sure. As always, help gratefully received..... (from July 2017)
    • timmychompchomp
      I' ll take a shot. A Baglafecht Weaver (Reichenow Weaver). The bird usually looks more yellow, but the lighting and green background could be giving us a more orange tone. The black around the eyes varies, but I ws able to find photos that match the bird above. Beak shape matches pretty well as well as eye color and shape. That's my best guess and I know the zoo has had this species in it's collection and in the Lost Forest.
    • lintworm
      Baglafecht's weaver is correct.
    • sooty mangabey
      @lintworm and @timmychompchomp - thank you very much for your help. Timmy: any idea where in the Lost Forest these are maintained? might this have been in the Scripps Aviary (I thought this was where the Reichnow's Weaver was to be seen)?
    • timmychompchomp
      Scripps Aviary. The signage is on the bottom level of the Aviary on the path between the Bonobos and the back of the Tiger exhibit.
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