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Bury St Edmunds bird garden species list

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by DesertRhino150, 13 Jun 2018.

  1. DesertRhino150

    DesertRhino150 Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday, walking around the grounds of the abbey at Bury St Edmunds, I found the small row of aviaries in the park. Thought that the species list may be of interest to some. The list concerns the inhabitants of each of the six aviaries, starting from the leftmost and working right:

    1. Domestic canary
    Gouldian finch (Unsigned)

    2. Zebra finch

    3. Zebra finch (Unsigned)
    Asian blue quail
    African grey parrot (Signed, not seen)

    4. Barraband or superb parrot
    Bourke's parrot
    Cockatiel (Unsigned)
    Fischer's lovebird
    Peach-faced lovebird (Domestic colour mutation; just one of each lovebird that are not signed specifically)
    Domestic dove (Unsigned)
    Golden pheasant (Signed, not seen)

    5. Budgerigar

    6. Rainbow lorikeet
     
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  2. FBBird

    FBBird Well-Known Member

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    Delighted to know these aviaries are still there. As a small child, more than half a century ago, I saw my first peafowl there. They also had monkeys (maybe only two individuals, possibly Vervets which were in the pet trade at the time). In mire recent years they had several species of pheasants, and even a pair or two of teal. Interested to hear anyone else's recollections of the place.