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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by kiang, 4 Nov 2015.

  1. kiang

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    Cool!

    Looking at the illustration on Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive | HBW Alive, it looks to be a Southern Rufous Hornbill (Buceros mindanensis) and I would possibly suggest that it could be subspecies semigaleatus from the illustration (which would be really cool!).

    Have a look at the illustration here, what do you think?

    Here is Northern to compare.
     
  3. TeaLovingDave

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    Worth noting that this collection was the last place outside Mauritus to hold Mauritus Kestrel, incidentally. Considering the collection is only 6 miles away from me, I was seriously annoyed when I only discovered this fact after a news article in the local paper reported on the death of the final individual; I had never bothered visiting, not realising they held anything unusual :p I have visited since, however.
     
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    Can anyone confirm the sub-species of Rufous Hornbill or indeed where she came from ??
     
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    I have already asked on Facebook; if I do not get a reply within the next few days I will try to make enquiries when I next visit.
     
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    Thanks Dave, just looked on their website and it does now state mindanensis
     
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    I wonder if that is why they named her Minnie?
     
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    The above has been confirmed in a reply to my Facebook enquiry, along with the fact she will be off-display over the winter whilst heated on-show accomodation is constructed :)
     
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    Many thanks.
     
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    The collection has announced the arrival of a pair of Himalayan Snowcock :) this represents only the second public collection outside of Russia holding this taxon within Europe; the other collection, of course, is Tierpark Berlin.
     
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    I wonder where the snowcocks came from. The pair has already laid a clutch of eggs!
     
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    It's a cracking little collection