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Male Derbyan parrakeet

In perfect afternoon light, Elephant House aviary, Chester, 6th March 2012

Male Derbyan parrakeet
gentle lemur, 6 Mar 2012
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    • gentle lemur
      In perfect afternoon light, Elephant House aviary, Chester, 6th March 2012
    • Pertinax
      You like these, don't you?;)

      I do too, so presumably they have moved from the Aviaries somewhere near the Lion area where I saw this flock a few years ago? I remember there was a painted sign depicting their native habitat- they live in Pine Forest apparently- very unusual for a Parakeet.
    • gentle lemur
      You have to like a bird as beautiful as this - unless perhaps you have hypersensitive hearing. They used to be kept in one of the old Oakfield aviaries between Oakfield House and the owls, now they are in the avairy on the side of the elephant house, which originally was in two sections and held squirrels. If the Zoo ever goes fully zoogeographic, I would love to see them in a long flight in a Chinese section, next to pheasants and red pandas.

    • Pertinax
      That is indeed where I saw them. I remember the aviary was furnished with Pine branches but as these were all dead it didn't create quite the natural effect they were after. But a good display nevertheless.
    • SMR
      Alan, I like the in-joke of the post title. ;)
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