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  1. aardvark250

    aardvark250 Well-Known Member

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    Mammals
    De brazza’s monkey
    Buff cheeked gibbon
    Emperor tamarin
    Golden-headed lion tamarin
    Common squirrel monkey
    Siamang
    Ring-tailed lemur
    Black and white ruffed lemur
    Hoffman’s two toed sloth(Not seen)
    Bornean orangutan
    Meerkat
    Pygmy marmoset

    Bird
    Blue crane
    Red crowned crane
    Scarlet ibis
    Wood duck
    Huamei(not seen)
    Bali mynah
    White pheasant
    Orange-bellied leafbird
    Zebra dove(not seen)
    Rothchild’s peacock pheasant
    Emerald starling
    White-browned robin chat
    Sacred ibis
    Blue and yellow macaw
    Blue-fronted amazon parrot
    Channel-billed toucan(not seen)
    Red-billed hornbill
    Three species of crowned pigeon
    Common shelduck
    Yellow-casqued wattled hornbill
    American flamingo
    Hawaiian goose

    Reptile
    Spurred tortoise
    Star tortoise
     
  2. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    is "white pheasant" a ring-necked pheasant mutation?
     
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    In January 2016 the zoo held ~45 bird taxa. Can it really have halved the collection?
     
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    They used to have most, if not all, of the Peacock Pheasant species, had a long standing breeding record with Palawan PPs, and consistently bred African Pygmy Geese. I think there were Birds of Paradise as well.
    What happened?
     
  5. aardvark250

    aardvark250 Well-Known Member

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    I list all the bird on the sign,no bird of paradise is seen.they have three peacock pheasant species.white pheasant is silver pheasant.Sorry if I didn't have the full list.
     
  6. FunkyGibbon

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    Why did you not list the other species of peacock pheasant then?
    Are the Red-handed Tamarins still there?

    @FBBird There were no BoPs last year either.
     
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    The Red-handed Tamarins are not there.Maybe they have went to Ocean Park(Ocean Park have them)
     
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    Here is an updated list from my visit on April 15th 2017:

    Bornean Orangutan
    Siamang
    Buff-cheeked Gibbon
    De Brazza’s Monkey
    Ring-tailed Lemur
    Black and White Ruffed Lemur
    Common Squirrel Monkey
    Emporor Tamarin
    Golden-headed Lion Tamarin
    Pygmy Marmoset
    Hoffman’s Two-toed Sloth
    Racoon

    Blue Crane
    Red-crowned Crane
    American Flamingo
    Sacred Ibis
    Scarlet Ibis
    Blue-fronted Amazon Parrot
    Blue & Yellow Macaw
    Channel-billed Toucan
    Hartlaub’s Turaco
    Red-billed Hornbill
    Yellow-casqued Hornbill
    Blue Crowned Pigeon
    Victoria Crowned Pigeon
    Maroon-breasted Crowned Pigeon
    Torres Strait Pigeon
    Speckled Pigeon
    Zebra Dove
    Old German Owl – Black
    – Cream
    – Red
    – Brown
    Blacksmith Plover
    Hawaiian Goose
    Wood Duck
    Common Shelduck
    Ringed Teal
    Golden Pheasant
    Silver Pheasant
    Rothschild’s Peacock Pheasant
    Malay Peacock Pheasant
    Black-throated Laughingthrush
    Hwamei
    Bali Myna
    Emerald starling
    Blue-eared Glossy Starling
    Philippine Glossy Starling
    White-browed Robin Chat
    Orange-bellied Leafbird

    Spurred Tortoise
    Star Tortoise (unsigned as far as I could see)
    Red-necked Slider (unsigned)

    Species that are no longer signed since my visit in January 2016:

    White-faced Saki
    Red-handed Tamarin

    Argus Pheasant
    Golden Yellow Pheasant
    Lady Amhurst's Pheasant
    Blue-breasted Kingfisher
    Java Sparrow
    Black-winged Red Bishop
    Chestnut-capped Thrush
    Yellow-throated Laughingthrush
    Black-crested Yellow Bulbul
    Red-vented Bulbul

    I believe the only species that has been added to the zoo are Meerkats.
     
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  11. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    is your phone playing tricks again? I am making a guess this is Fowl and not Owl, but I don't actually know.
     
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    :D
    It's actually a breed of domestic pigeon. They have a kind of ruff that surrounds the face. They do not look like owls.
     
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    so it's a pigeon called an Old German Owl? That's a bit unexpected to me!
     
  14. FunkyGibbon

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    It's a bit weird to see them so featured in the Hong Kong collections. I assume there's some historical reason for it.
     
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    Funky, are this small zoo and the Ocean Park facility the only zoos in Hong Kong?
     
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    Depends on how you define zoo.There is two small aviary in Hong Kong park and Kowloon park, as well as a reptile house in tuen mun park and a facility for rescue animal called kadoorie farm.
     
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    Even the Hong Kong Zoo is basically a good bird section twinned with a bad primate one. It should be counted as a zoo but it certainly isnt an all-round one. Ocean Park I haven't visited, and may very well never due to the high prices and theme park nature of the place.
    I disagree with Aardvark about Hong Kong Park's aviary though, it is huge and absolutely world class. It's arguably better than any one aviary at Jurong, although that would come down to personal preference. Quite possibly the best in Eurasia; I haven't visited anything in Europe that was remotely comparable. I will write a little about it as soon as I can.
     
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    Pleasant as it is, I don't think the Edward Youde Aviary quite matches up to Jurong's Waterfall Aviary. I look forward to hearing why you think it does, however.

    @DavidBrown There are also live exhibits at the Hong Kong Wetland Park.
     
  19. aardvark250

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    I just want to point out that it isn't a zoo.I thought the aviary is good too, but not as good as Jurong.
     
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    Ocean park have a quite good aquarium, and some exhibit scatter over the theme park.They have red handed tamarin(mixed with capybara) in the tropic zone.I think they are probably from HKZBG.