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  1. KevinB

    KevinB Well-Known Member

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    During my most recent visit to Zoo Antwerpen on Sunday August 19th 2018 I made an overview of the bird species kept in and around the Bird House through observation, photographing signs and looking for non-indicated species. A few members at the Laafsekikkers zoo forum (Belgian/Dutch) have provided me with some additional information including a few species.

    I first planned to draw up a schematic to aid this list, but I failed at doing so unfortunately.

    I have come up with the following list. If I have counted well and not missed anything there are 69 species viewable to the public in and around the Bird House. That is possibly excluding some species kept in the "dark corridor" that I could not identify due to lack of signs and lack of knowledge of passerine/estrildid type of birds.

    For those who are not familiar with Zoo Antwerpen the following two links can help to fully understand this list:
    Map of Zoo Antwerpen, English version
    https://www.zooantwerpen.be/images/lightbox/parkplan-zoo-engelssepthr-2.jpg
    Schematic map of the Bird House, hanging in the entrance hall of the Bird House - Photographed by me, with thanks to Zoo Antwerpen
    Bird House walking route map | ZooChat

    Updates to the list are welcome and will be added. I will probably update this list at some point in the future.

    Situation as of August 19th, 2018 and according to my current knowledge:

    Indoor aviaries
    “Aviary room” – right side as seen from the entrance

    Rocky aviary next to the entrance:

    Red-throated parrot finch (Erythrura psittacea)

    African aviary:

    - European goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

    - Snowy-crowned robin-chat (Cossypha niveicapilla)

    - Yellow-crowned bishop (Euplectes afer)

    - Blue-naped mousebird (Urocolius macrourus)

    - Egyptian plover (Pluvianus aegyptius)

    - Black crake (Amaurornis flavirostra)

    - Yellow-fronted canary (Serinus mozambicus) - No sign present, but present according to information provided by a member of the Laafsekikkers zoo forum

    First small aviary:

    - Red avadavat (Amandava amandava)

    - White-rumped shama thrush (Copsychus malabaricus)

    American aviary:

    - California quail (Callipepla californica)

    - Red tanager (Ramphocelus bresilius)

    - Ultramarine bishop (Cyanocompsa brissonii)

    - Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias)

    - Green araçari (Pteroglossus viridis)

    Second small aviary:

    Currently unoccupied. In the aviary a sign of the ‘Silent Forest’ campaign concerning the conservation of Asian songbirds endangered due to habitat destruction and illegal trade was present.

    Asian aviary:

    - Bartlett’s bleeding-heart pigeon (Gallicolumba criniger)

    - Chestnut-backed thrush (Geokichla dohertyi)

    - Chestnut-bellied sandgrouse (Pterocles exustus)

    - Emerald dove (Rollulus rouloul)

    - Asian fairy-bluebird (Irena puella)

    - Timor zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata guttata)

    - Red-flanked lorikeet (Charmoyna placentis)

    - Crested wood partridge (Rollulus rouloul)

    “Aviary room” –left side as seen from the entrance

    Large and high aviary next to the entrace:

    - Red-whiskered bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus)

    - Bartlett's bleeding-heart pigeon (Gallicolumba criniger)

    - Common hill myna (Gracula religiosa intermedia)


    First and smaller of the smaller, lower aviaries:

    - Painted bunting (Paserina ciris)

    Second and largest, most elongate of the smaller, lower aviaries:

    - Goldie’s lorikeet (Psitteules goldiei)

    - Jungle bush-quail (Perdicula asiatica)

    - Red avadavat (Amandava amandava)

    Third of the smaller, lower aviaries, next to the entrance to the dark corridor

    - Orange-breasted waxbill (Amandava subflava)

    - Emei Shan Liocichla (Liocichla omeiensis)

    Dark corridor – Antwerp cage system

    In the alcoves of the ‘dark corridor’ several species of Estrildids and/or other small passerine birds are housed. At the moment there are no signs identifying the species kept anymore. The ‘Antwerp cage system’ does not seem to be working all that well anymore, as the bird regularly move between the alcoves through the diffusely and slightly lit zone directly along the alcoves. There also seem to be few birds present and/or visible at the current time.

    I was only able to identify and photograph one species with certainty:

    - Heck’s long-tailed grass finch (Poephila acuticauda hecki)

    The following species is also still present in quite high numbers according to information provided by a member at Laafsekikkers zoo forum:

    - Cut-throat finch (Amandina fasciata)

    Educational corridor:

    Wall covered with educational displays about birds

    Only visible aviary: Indoor aviary for Mexican military macaws (Ara militaris mexicana)

    Outdoor aviaries
    Spectacled bear side, seen from the restaurant (Grand Café Flamingo) towards the bongo paddock – Ten aviaries

    1) Von der Decken’s hornbill (Tockus deckeni)

    Brahminy starling (Sturnus pagodarum)

    2) Blue-crowned laughingthrush (Garrulax courtoisi)

    3) Blue-faced honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis)

    4) Blue-faced macaw (Primolius couloni)

    Red-cowled cardinal (Paroaria dominicana)

    5) Ecuadorian red-lored amazon (Amazona autumnalis lilacina)

    Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea)

    6) Northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

    7) Tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)

    8) Swift parrot (Lathamus discolor)

    California quail (Callipepla californica)

    9) Sudan golden sparrow (Passer luteus)

    Yellow-fronted canary (Serinus mozambicus)

    Red-billed quelea (Quelea quelea)

    Edward’s pheasant (Lophura edwardsi)

    10) Red-and-yellow barbet (Trachyphonus erythrocephalus)


    Bongo side, as seen from the cactus garden towards the ape house - Three larger mixed aviaries

    Mediterranean aviary:

    - Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

    - Stone curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus)

    - Rosy starling (Pastor roseus)

    - Marginated tortoise (Testudo marginata)

    - Hermann’s tortoise (Testudo hermanni)

    - Moorish tortoise (Testudo graeca)

    - European bee-eater (Merops apiaster)

    - Black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus) – No sign, recently transferred from the wader bird aviary at the Rotunda building?

    - European roller (Coracias garrulus) – No sign, not seen, but present according to information provided by a member at Laafsekikkers zoo forum

    African aviary:

    - Violet-bellied starling (Cinnyriclinclus leucogaster)

    - Purple-crested turaco (Gallirex porphyreolophus)

    - Village weaver (Ploceus cucullatus)

    - Golden-breasted starling (Cosmopsarus regius)

    - Blacksmith plover (Vanellus armatus)

    - Vieillot’s black weaver (Ploceus nigerrimus)

    - Yellow-necked spurfowl (Francolinus leucoscepus)

    - Green woodhoopoe (Phoeniculus purpureus)

    - Western crested guineafowl (Guttera verreauxi)

    American aviary:

    - Northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

    - Crested oropendola (Psarocolius decumanus)

    - Grey-winged trumpeter (Psophia crepitans)

    Grand Café Flamingo side

    - Outdoor aviary for Mexican military macaws (Ara militaris mexicana)

    - Hyacinthine macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus)
     
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  2. KevinB

    KevinB Well-Known Member

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    I have received some additional information from a member at the Laafsekikkers zoo forum on the species that were, at least until recently kept and/or labeled as living in the dark corridor, and I have added these to the list. With these the number of species has increased to 73.

    Indoor aviaries
    “Aviary room” – right side as seen from the entrance

    Rocky aviary next to the entrance:

    Red-throated parrot finch (Erythrura psittacea)

    African aviary:

    - European goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

    - Snowy-crowned robin-chat (Cossypha niveicapilla)

    - Yellow-crowned bishop (Euplectes afer)

    - Blue-naped mousebird (Urocolius macrourus)

    - Egyptian plover (Pluvianus aegyptius)

    - Black crake (Amaurornis flavirostra)

    - Yellow-fronted canary (Serinus mozambicus) - No sign present, but present according to information provided by a member of the Laafsekikkers zoo forum

    First small aviary:

    - Red avadavat (Amandava amandava)

    - White-rumped shama thrush (Copsychus malabaricus)

    American aviary:

    - California quail (Callipepla californica)

    - Red tanager (Ramphocelus bresilius)

    - Ultramarine bishop (Cyanocompsa brissonii)

    - Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias)

    - Green araçari (Pteroglossus viridis)

    Second small aviary:

    Currently unoccupied. In the aviary a sign of the ‘Silent Forest’ campaign concerning the conservation of Asian songbirds endangered due to habitat destruction and illegal trade was present.

    Asian aviary:

    - Bartlett’s bleeding-heart pigeon (Gallicolumba criniger)

    - Chestnut-backed thrush (Geokichla dohertyi)

    - Chestnut-bellied sandgrouse (Pterocles exustus)

    - Emerald dove (Rollulus rouloul)

    - Asian fairy-bluebird (Irena puella)

    - Timor zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata guttata)

    - Red-flanked lorikeet (Charmoyna placentis)

    - Crested wood partridge (Rollulus rouloul)

    “Aviary room” –left side as seen from the entrance

    Large and high aviary next to the entrace:

    - Red-whiskered bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus)

    - Bartlett's bleeding-heart pigeon (Gallicolumba criniger)

    - Common hill myna (Gracula religiosa intermedia)


    First and smaller of the smaller, lower aviaries:

    - Painted bunting (Paserina ciris)

    Second and largest, most elongate of the smaller, lower aviaries:

    - Goldie’s lorikeet (Psitteules goldiei)

    - Jungle bush-quail (Perdicula asiatica)

    - Red avadavat (Amandava amandava)

    Third of the smaller, lower aviaries, next to the entrance to the dark corridor

    - Orange-breasted waxbill (Amandava subflava)

    - Emei Shan Liocichla (Liocichla omeiensis)

    Dark corridor – Antwerp cage system

    In the alcoves of the ‘dark corridor’ several species of Estrildids and/or other small passerine birds are housed. At the moment there are no signs identifying the species kept anymore. The ‘Antwerp cage system’ does not seem to be working all that well anymore, as the bird regularly move between the alcoves through the diffusely and slightly lit zone directly along the alcoves. There also seem to be few birds present and/or visible at the current time.

    I was only able to identify and photograph one species with certainty:

    - Heck’s long-tailed grass finch (Poephila acuticauda hecki)

    The following species is also still present in quite high numbers according to information provided by a member at Laafsekikkers zoo forum:

    - Cut-throat finch (Amadina fasciata)

    - Red-throated parrot finch (Erythrura psittacea)

    - Star finch (Neochmia ruficauda)

    - Red-browed finch (Neochmia temporalis)

    - Double-barred finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii)

    - Scaly-breasted munia (Lonchura punctulata)


    Educational corridor:

    Wall covered with educational displays about birds

    Only visible aviary: Indoor aviary for Mexican military macaws (Ara militaris mexicana)

    Outdoor aviaries
    Spectacled bear side, seen from the restaurant (Grand Café Flamingo) towards the bongo paddock – Ten aviaries

    1) Von der Decken’s hornbill (Tockus deckeni)

    Brahminy starling (Sturnus pagodarum)

    2) Blue-crowned laughingthrush (Garrulax courtoisi)

    3) Blue-faced honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis)

    4) Blue-faced macaw (Primolius couloni)

    Red-cowled cardinal (Paroaria dominicana)

    5) Ecuadorian red-lored amazon (Amazona autumnalis lilacina)

    Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea)

    6) Northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

    7) Tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)

    8) Swift parrot (Lathamus discolor)

    California quail (Callipepla californica)

    9) Sudan golden sparrow (Passer luteus)

    Yellow-fronted canary (Serinus mozambicus)

    Red-billed quelea (Quelea quelea)

    Edward’s pheasant (Lophura edwardsi)

    10) Red-and-yellow barbet (Trachyphonus erythrocephalus)


    Bongo side, as seen from the cactus garden towards the ape house - Three larger mixed aviaries

    Mediterranean aviary:

    - Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

    - Stone curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus)

    - Rosy starling (Pastor roseus)

    - Marginated tortoise (Testudo marginata)

    - Hermann’s tortoise (Testudo hermanni)

    - Moorish tortoise (Testudo graeca)

    - European bee-eater (Merops apiaster)

    - Black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus) – No sign, recently transferred from the wader bird aviary at the Rotunda building?

    - European roller (Coracias garrulus) – No sign, not seen, but present according to information provided by a member at Laafsekikkers zoo forum

    African aviary:

    - Violet-bellied starling (Cinnyriclinclus leucogaster)

    - Purple-crested turaco (Gallirex porphyreolophus)

    - Village weaver (Ploceus cucullatus)

    - Golden-breasted starling (Cosmopsarus regius)

    - Blacksmith plover (Vanellus armatus)

    - Vieillot’s black weaver (Ploceus nigerrimus)

    - Yellow-necked spurfowl (Francolinus leucoscepus)

    - Green woodhoopoe (Phoeniculus purpureus)

    - Western crested guineafowl (Guttera verreauxi)

    American aviary:

    - Northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

    - Crested oropendola (Psarocolius decumanus)

    - Grey-winged trumpeter (Psophia crepitans)

    Grand Café Flamingo side

    - Outdoor aviary for Mexican military macaws (Ara militaris mexicana)

    - Hyacinthine macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus)
     
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    KevinB Well-Known Member

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    Slightly updated version that includes a mention of the incubator with hatching chicken eggs in the educational corridor, as well as some corrections of errors.

    Indoor aviaries
    “Aviary room” – right side as seen from the entrance

    Rocky aviary next to the entrance:

    Red-throated parrot finch (Erythrura psittacea)

    African aviary:

    - European goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

    - Snowy-crowned robin-chat (Cossypha niveicapilla)

    - Yellow-crowned bishop (Euplectes afer)

    - Blue-naped mousebird (Urocolius macrourus)

    - Egyptian plover (Pluvianus aegyptius)

    - Black crake (Amaurornis flavirostra)

    - Yellow-fronted canary (Serinus mozambicus) - No sign present, but present according to information provided by a member of the Laafsekikkers zoo forum

    First small aviary:

    - Red avadavat (Amandava amandava)

    - White-rumped shama thrush (Copsychus malabaricus)

    American aviary:

    - California quail (Callipepla californica)

    - Red tanager (Ramphocelus bresilius)

    - Ultramarine bishop (Cyanocompsa brissonii)

    - Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias)

    - Green araçari (Pteroglossus viridis)

    Second small aviary:

    Currently unoccupied. In the aviary a sign of the ‘Silent Forest’ campaign concerning the conservation of Asian songbirds endangered due to habitat destruction and illegal trade was present.

    Asian aviary:

    - Bartlett’s bleeding-heart pigeon (Gallicolumba criniger)

    - Chestnut-backed thrush (Geokichla dohertyi)

    - Chestnut-bellied sandgrouse (Pterocles exustus)

    - Emerald dove (Rollulus rouloul)

    - Asian fairy-bluebird (Irena puella)

    - Timor zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata guttata)

    - Red-flanked lorikeet (Charmoyna placentis)

    - Crested wood partridge (Rollulus rouloul)

    “Aviary room” –left side as seen from the entrance

    Large and high aviary next to the entrace:

    - Red-whiskered bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus)

    - Bartlett's bleeding-heart pigeon (Gallicolumba criniger)

    - Common hill myna (Gracula religiosa intermedia)


    First and smaller of the smaller, lower aviaries:

    - Painted bunting (Paserina ciris)

    Second and largest, most elongate of the smaller, lower aviaries:

    - Goldie’s lorikeet (Psitteules goldiei)

    - Jungle bush-quail (Perdicula asiatica)

    - Red avadavat (Amandava amandava)

    Third of the smaller, lower aviaries, next to the entrance to the dark corridor

    - Orange-breasted waxbill (Amandava subflava)

    - Emei Shan Liocichla (Liocichla omeiensis)

    Dark corridor – Antwerp cage system

    In the alcoves of the ‘dark corridor’ several species of Estrildids and/or other small passerine birds are housed. At the moment there are no signs identifying the species kept anymore. The ‘Antwerp cage system’ does not seem to be working all that well anymore, as the bird regularly move between the alcoves through the diffusely and slightly lit zone directly along the alcoves. There also seem to be few birds present and/or visible at the current time.

    I was only able to identify and photograph one species with certainty:

    - Heck’s long-tailed grass finch (Poephila acuticauda hecki)

    The following species is also still present in quite high numbers according to information provided by a member at Laafsekikkers zoo forum:

    - Cut-throat finch (Amadina fasciata)

    - Red-throated parrot finch (Erythrura psittacea)

    - Star finch (Neochmia ruficauda)

    - Red-browed finch (Neochmia temporalis)

    - Double-barred finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii)

    - Scaly-breasted munia (Lonchura punctulata)


    Educational corridor:

    Wall covered with educational displays about birds

    The wall includes a viewing window for an incubator with domestic chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) eggs that visitors can observe hatching.

    Only visible aviary: Indoor aviary for Mexican military macaws (Ara militaris mexicana)

    Outdoor aviaries
    Spectacled bear side, seen from the restaurant (Grand Café Flamingo) towards the bongo paddock – Ten aviaries

    1) Von der Decken’s hornbill (Tockus deckeni)

    Brahminy starling (Sturnus pagodarum)

    2) Blue-crowned laughingthrush (Garrulax courtoisi)

    3) Blue-faced honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis)

    4) Blue-faced macaw (Primolius couloni)

    Red-cowled cardinal (Paroaria dominicana)

    5) Ecuadorian red-lored amazon (Amazona autumnalis lilacina)

    Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea)

    6) Northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

    7) Tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)

    8) Swift parrot (Lathamus discolor)

    California quail (Callipepla californica)

    9) Sudan golden sparrow (Passer luteus)

    Yellow-fronted canary (Serinus mozambicus)

    Red-billed quelea (Quelea quelea)

    Edward’s pheasant (Lophura edwardsi)

    10) Red-and-yellow barbet (Trachyphonus erythrocephalus)


    Bongo side, as seen from the cactus garden towards the ape house - Three larger mixed aviaries

    Mediterranean aviary:

    - Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

    - Stone curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus)

    - Rosy starling (Pastor roseus)

    - Marginated tortoise (Testudo marginata)

    - Hermann’s tortoise (Testudo hermanni)

    - Moorish tortoise (Testudo graeca)

    - European bee-eater (Merops apiaster)

    - Black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus) – No sign, recently transferred from the wader bird aviary at the Rotunda building?

    - European roller (Coracias garrulus) – No sign, not seen, but present according to information provided by a member at Laafsekikkers zoo forum

    African aviary:

    - Violet-backed starling (Cinnyriclinclus leucogaster)

    - Purple-crested turaco (Gallirex porphyreolophus)

    - Village weaver (Ploceus cucullatus)

    - Golden-breasted starling (Cosmopsarus regius)

    - Blacksmith plover (Vanellus armatus)

    - Vieillot’s black weaver (Ploceus nigerrimus)

    - Yellow-necked spurfowl (Francolinus leucoscepus)

    - Green woodhoopoe (Phoeniculus purpureus)

    - Western crested guineafowl (Guttera verreauxi)

    American aviary:

    - Northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

    - Crested oropendola (Psarocolius decumanus)

    - Grey-winged trumpeter (Psophia crepitans)

    Grand Café Flamingo side

    - Outdoor aviary for Mexican military macaws (Ara militaris mexicana)

    - Hyacinthine macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus)
     
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