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  1. jurgen

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    here some pictures of my visit at the zoo in april 2006

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    a gaviaal (what's his name in English?)

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    elephantrides at the zoo

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    zookeeper feeds an indian rhino

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    the black bear cage
     
  2. jurgen

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    a jaribou i think

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    a young himalyan bear

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    a swamp deer at a BRICK! underground

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    ducks wich name i forgot
     
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    a strange way to warn people that animals are dangerous...


    and to end, a picture of the himalaya:
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  4. Writhedhornbill

    Writhedhornbill Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, great pictures!!

    The gaviaal in English can be known as a Gharial, or a gavial, and the duck is a comb duck.

    Thanks again!!!
     
  5. Pertinax

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    ... and the 'Swamp Deer' is a female Nilgai antelope.
     
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    yes, you're right
    the swamp deer was in another exhibit
     
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    Kifaru Bwana Well-Known Member

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    Your photographed ducks are comb ducks (from Africa) Sarkidiornis melanotos. Mystery why Kathmandu Zoo has comb ducks at all? :confused:

    What was your impression of the zoo?
    Any unusual species?
     
  8. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    comb ducks are quite widespread, being found in South America, Africa, India and southeast Asia.

    The stork is a black-necked stork, which is called a jabiru in Australia but is a different species to the "true" jabiru of South America
     
  9. Pertinax

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    Are you sure? I don't know of any other species found in both the Old and New Worlds like that. South America has the Muscovy Duck, and S.E. asia(Assam/Burma) has the White-winged Wood Duck. These two species and the Comb duck are all superficially similar but they're definately not one and the same....
     
  10. jurgen

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    Ik antwoord je even in het Nederlands.
    De zoo was ronduit slecht onderhouden, dieren zaten erbij zoals hier 70 jaar geleden en van dierenwelzijn had men ook nog niet gehoord.
    Maar was wel is speciaal om gezien te hebben.

    unusual species?
    euhm, gavials (5 or 6), lesser adjutant stork, himalyan beer is not very common i think, they had 80 blackbucks, 2 very small hippos (in a very small exhibit),royal bengal tigers, lions, indian rhino, one elephant, leopard cat, at least 2 striped hyenas in 2 different exhibits, common leopard, jackals, jungle cat, flying squirrel, sloth bear(sorry, not the black bear), lion tailed macaque, crested serpent eagle, hog deer, swamp deer, siamang, clouded leopard, large civet, himalaya palm civet, common palm civet, common langur, assamese monkey, common myna, pied hornbill, chinese alligator...
    that's all i can read on the picture i toked off the zoo map
     
  11. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    Natural History of the Waterfowl: Comb Duck

    one of the whistling ducks is also found in both the Old and New Worlds (can't remember which one...white-faced?)
     
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    Ospreys also do this, as do peregrines.

    I think that it's White faced Childonias.
     
  13. bloodycurtus

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    isnt it two different subspecies of comb duck
    south american - sarkidiornis melanotos sylvicola and
    old world - sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos
    the old worlds having a bigger comb on the beak and sightly larger then the south american

    also does the fulvus tree duck also cover new and old world
     
  14. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    just checked, both the white-faced and fulvous whistling ducks are in both the Old and New Worlds.
     
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    Chlidonias- also regarding Comb duck- just looked in Scott's 'Waterfowl of the World' and you were absolutely right on the distribution- sorry I queried you and I stand corrected.:(
     
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    yes, I know- Osprey has possibly the widest worldwide distribution of all.. I was referring to waterfowl but it seems there are several species this applies to- including Comb Duck...
     
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    What about barn owls!
     
  18. Chlidonias

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    I think we're moing somewhat away from the thread topic....
     
  19. Zoogoer2000

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    there are zoo's in kathmandu?
     
  20. Chris79

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    Is this the zoo in Patan in the Kathmandu Valley?