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Fire-tufted Barbet Chester Zoo 13 August 1984

Fire-tufted Barbet (Psilopogon pyrolophus) in one of the upper aviaries in the Tropical Realm. Chester bred these birds for the first time in the UK in 1984. Some of the young were exhibited at London Zoo

Fire-tufted Barbet Chester Zoo 13 August 1984
bongorob, 15 Feb 2008
    • bongorob
      Fire-tufted Barbet (Psilopogon pyrolophus) in one of the upper aviaries in the Tropical Realm. Chester bred these birds for the first time in the UK in 1984. Some of the young were exhibited at London Zoo
    • Writhedhornbill
      They are amazing birds.

      How many were bred?
      What U.K zoos currently keep it?
    • bongorob
      I don't know of any specimens currently in the UK. IOSIS lsits 18, mostly in the USA.

      Chester bred 2 in 1984, 1 in 1985 (DNS), and 3 in 1986. I can't recall any other UK breedings.
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