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Aviario Nacional De Colombia National Aviary of Colombia

Discussion in 'Colombia' started by DesertRhino150, 12 Oct 2018.

  1. DesertRhino150

    DesertRhino150 Well-Known Member

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    I have just seen this article about the privately-owned National Aviary of Colombia, home to almost 2,000 birds of 165 species. Many of them are former victims of wildlife trafficking - so far in 2018 Colombian authorities have rescued nearly 4,000 birds.

    Much of the article is essentially a walkthrough of the park which contains 3 ecosystem displays and 21 exhibits. The hope is to one day have 34 exhibits and a veterinary clinic specialising in birds.

    Rafael Viera, one of the visionaries behind the aviary, has now started another project called Oceanarium Rosario Islands that has been founded with the intention of exhibiting, protecting and breeding the marine fauna and flora of the Colombian Caribbean.

    The full article is included below:
    In a Colombian sanctuary, once-trafficked birds fly again
     
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    America and Greater are 2 different names for the same species ;).
     
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    Maguari Never could get the hang of Thursdays. Premium Member

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    American and Caribbean are the same (Phoenicopterus ruber); Greater is the name for the Old World populations and is usually regarded as a separate species (Phoenicopterus roseus). The birds in the video above appear to be P. ruber. :)
     
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    Oke my fault but in this case I've an excuse. The nearest book I had by hand when answering @drill's question was Howell and Webb A guide to the birds of Mexico and Northern Central America and here Phoenicopterus ruber is called American ( Greater) flamingo and I had the impression that they ment both names could be used for Phoenicopterus ruber...
     
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