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Birds From kookaburras to emus, guinea fowls to greater rheas

We have plenty of feathered friends sharing our park! Bird wildlife is so diverse and so interesting, and we love to provide visitors with an unbeatable aviary experience. Towering emus and striking Indian peafowl enjoy a wonderful life here at the park, and seeing them for yourself is a real treat.

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Emu

Dromaius novaehollandiae

  • DietOmnivores. They eat seeds, flowers, fruits and tender roots. During the summer they eat many insects, especially caterpillars, beetles and grasshoppers, and also small vertebrates.

  • GroupMob

  • Population630,000 to 725,000

  • Did you know?Australia is the only place emus are found and they inhabit almost the entire continent. There are fewer of them toward the centre of the country and along the eastern coast. An emu is generally a solitary bird, but will exhibit social behaviors when it is advantageous, such as sharing a nest and searching for food. They exhibit playful curiosity with animals of their own and other species, particularly noted in captive environments. An example is biting or pecking another animal then running away, simply to get a response. They have three forward-facing toes on each foot, but no hind toe.

European Eagle Owl

Bubo bubo

  • DietCarnivore. They mainly eat small mammals such as voles, rats, and rabbits, but also hunt woodpeckers, herons, and other birds, including other raptors. They also prey on amphibians, reptiles, fish, and insects.

  • GroupFlock.

  • Population100,000 - 500,000

  • Did you know?Eurasian eagle-owls are found in much of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. These birds live in many habitats but mostly in mountain regions, coniferous forests, steppes, and other relatively remote places. Eurasian eagle-owls are largely nocturnal, with their activity focused in the first few hours after sunset and the last few hours before sunrise. Eurasian eagle-owls are monogamous and often mate for life

Greater Rhea

Rhea americana

  • DietOmnivore. Rheas are omnivorous, preferring broad-leafed plants and clover. However, they eat a variety of seeds, roots, fruits, insects and small vertebrates, such as lizards, frogs, small birds and snakes.

  • GroupMob

  • PopulationUnknown

  • Did you know?The greater rhea is the largest bird on the American continent. It is part of the 'ratite' family, a group of birds which ostrich, emu, kiwi and cassowary are also a part of. They are a flightless bird, with strong powerful legs, allowing them to run up to 35mph.

Kookaburra

Dacelo

  • DietSnakes, lizards, small mammals, rodents, bugs, beetles and worms

  • GroupFlock or Riot

  • Population65,000,000

  • Did you know?The laughing kookaburra is not really laughing when it makes its familiar call, The cackle of the laughing kookaburra is actually a territorial call to warn other birds to stay away.

Peafowl

Pavo

  • DietOmnivore. In the wild, peafowl forage for plants, insects and small creatures which they can find on the ground.

  • GroupOstentation

  • PopulationOver 100,000

  • Did you know?The word “peacock” does not actually apply to both male and female birds. It’s only the males that are called peacocks, while the females are called peahens. Together, the collective name for them is “peafowl.”

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