Reptiles and Birds

Reptiles and Birds

IN THIS EXHIBIT

ANIMALS

Micronesian Kingfisher

Argus Monitor

Bali Mynah

Crested Wood Partridge

  • Micronesian Kingfisher
  • Argus Monitor
  • Bali Mynah
  • Crested Wood Partridge

Everyday seems brighter when mingled with the cheerful colors and harmonies of birds from around the world. But what do these feathered friends have in common? Most of them are perching birds, each with three toes pointed forward and one pointed back---perfect for standing on branches.  
 
Begin your exploration by listening for the sounds of Asian birds: the noisy chirps of pekin robins and bubbling calls of thrushes.  
 
Those quick flashes of turquoise, red, and silver are tanagers, a group of birds native to South America. Pygmy falcons and tawny frogmouths are less vividly colored but no less appealing. Make sure to look in every tree and even on the ground. Each window reveals a small treasure waiting to be discovered.
 
Step into the aviary to be surrounded by birds flying inches away and flitting among glossy green trees and plants. Waiting front and center, a green-winged macaw welcomes visitors to this lush paradise.


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