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Ornate Lorikeet, Chester Zoo 1976

Ornate Lorikeet (Trichoglossus ornatus) at Chester Zoo in 1976. This bird is my favourite Lorikeet and was pretty common in the 1970s and early 1980s. Since it was a colourful bird for which their was a demand, many breeders produced chicks, thus saturating the market. As a result of not being able to dispose of surplus birds, everyone stopped breeding them. I doubt that there are any in the UK at present.

Ornate Lorikeet, Chester Zoo 1976
bongorob, 29 Jun 2007
    • bongorob
      Ornate Lorikeet (Trichoglossus ornatus) at Chester Zoo in 1976. This bird is my favourite Lorikeet and was pretty common in the 1970s and early 1980s. Since it was a colourful bird for which their was a demand, many breeders produced chicks, thus saturating the market. As a result of not being able to dispose of surplus birds, everyone stopped breeding them. I doubt that there are any in the UK at present.
    • Writhedhornbill
      I agree, nice bird
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