As I mentioned in another thread, I'm reading Where Song Began, and this is reminding me how many Australian birds I'd like to see. (Like the author, I'm including both Tasmania and mainland New Guinea in Australia.) I'm pretty sure every Australian parrot in captivity can be found in some zoo, zoos tend to have a wide variety of estrildid finches, and magpie geese and laughing kookaburras are also common. Australia also has a large number of duck species I'd like to see, but I'll leave that aside for the moment, since most of the Australian birds I most want to see are songbirds. (I wrote "passerines" in the title, but the only non-songbird passerines Australia has are broadbills and I'd love to see one of those as well.) The Australian songbirds I'd most like to see are the lyrebirds (either or both species), apostlebird, white-winged chough, scrubbirds (either species), Australian magpies, and any species of honeyeaters, though I'd be happy to see most any Australian species. (I'm usually happy to see birds period, except common starlings.) I'm also interested in bowerbirds and birds of paradise, even though I've seen both before and thus know US zoos have them. I'm fairly certain that to have any chance of seeing a scrubbird I'd have to go to Australia, seeing as both species are currently endangered but even Australian zoos don't seem to be captive-breeding them. I looked up all the other birds of particular interest to me on Zootierliste, and observed that with the exception of the lesser friarbird (held by Wuppertal) and the Australian magpie, all the birds which most interest me are formerly but not currently held by European zoos (including both species of lyrebird, at one zoo each). However the US seems to do worse than Europe when it comes to birds, so it wouldn't surprise me if no US zoo ever held any of these except maybe Australian magpies. Still, I never expected US zoos have to have kagus, so I've decided to be optimistic. It still seems plausible to me that American zoos might have Australian magpies, and maybe some farsighted zookeeper somewhere obtained honeyeaters or lyrebirds. Even if they haven't, bowerbirds and birds-of-paradise are fun to see, and I know that Miami and San Diego have fawn-breasted bowerbirds and tons of zoos (including the Dallas World Aquarium) have Ragianna birds-of-paradise. And maybe some Australian songbirds that wouldn't even have occurred to me are present in US zoos. So yeah, aside from the cases I mentioned, does anyone know of US zoos with Australian passerines which aren't estrildid finches?