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Great Flight Aviary

Great Flight Aviary
Goura, 12 Apr 2012
    • Blackduiker
      It does look nice.
    • PAT
      It is a really fantastic aviary and probably in the top few that I've ever seen. It's really long (I don't think you can see the end in this photo through the trees and it goes further behind where this photo was taken) and represents three Australian habitats; tropical rainforest, wetlands, and woodland. Avian highlights include southern cassowary, brolga, eclectus parrot, red-tailed black-cockatoo, glossy ibis, and many more.
    • Chlidonias
      I haven't seen it for a while, but I think the photo makes it look much narrower than it really is as well
    • PAT
      I thought that too. I've got a photo that I took from the boardwalk on the left of Goura's photo that I always think makes it look wider than it is in real life. I guess it just depends on the angle you take it from.

      p.s. In my photo Goura would be standing on the low bridge at the back of the photo to give you some idea of the size of the aviary.
    • PAT
      Alright, my photo attachment didn't work the first time. Attempt 2...
    • Goura
      The thing i like about it is that the only species on display are native and the changes in habitat provide a highly educational aspect as well. It's something i dearly wish we could do here in Perth. Having said that, our wetlands waltkthrough (recently re-opened) is excellent - will try to upload some photos sometime soon.
    • Electus Parrot
      When I went to Perth a couple of times in the past I have always thought that to me that the wetlands aviary (along with the adjoined tern and penguin aviary) was the best aviary in Australia.
    • Chlidonias
      when I was in Perth the whole area there was closed for the renovations (wetland aviary, penguin pool, amphibian house, etc)
    • kiang
      Can't say it was the best in Australia, not having seen them all, but i would say it is one of the best walk through aviaries i have been in, highlights for me were the brolga and the royal spoonbills.
    • Goura
      It was closed for quite some time to repair storm damage - the new mesh is a different (apparently stronger and more resilient) quality according to the newsletter.
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