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Our Birds
The birds below represent images for our product range.

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The Black Palm Cockatoo The Black Palm Cockatoo - Probosciger aterrimus
The majestic Black Palm Cockatoo of Australia and New Guinea.  The Palm Cockatoo is unique  - unmistakable in appearance and remarkable in habit.  Its oversize beak slices through the toughest of palm nuts that dominate its diet.  Its practice of banging a stick against the top of a tree stump to advertise its territory makes it one of the rare animals that uses a tool.

 

The Jacana The Jacana - Irediparra gallinacea nouvaehollandiae
Also known as the Lotusbird, Lillytrotter or Christbird, the Jacana is a bird of Australian wet/sub tropical regions with exceptionally elongated toes and claws.  These enable it to walk delicately over floating waterlilies and lotus pads, giving it the appearance of walking on water.

 

The Toucan The Toucan - Ramphastos tucanos toco
In the treetops of the tropical Americas, Toucans search out favored fruits. Appearing enormous and heavy, toucan beaks are lightweight structures, used with skill and dexterity to retrieve, manipulate and prepare food items for eating.

 

The Shama The Shama - Copsychus malabaricus
Found throughout Southeast Asia, the insectivorous Shama’s bright, lively personality makes it popular as a pet. Delivering a beautifully melodious, clear and liquid song, the Shama is one of the world’s finest songbirds.

 

The Hoatzin The Hoatzin - Opisthocomus hoazin
Flock birds, native to flooded forest areas and river banks in the Orinoco and Amazon basins, Hoatzin have a strong smell and show characteristics of prehistoric birds. Young birds have claws as wing extensions, enabling them to climb easily among often dense growing tree branches.

 


A conspicuous, noisy but wary bird, common to remoter sandy, ocean beaches and mudflats around Australia, where it can be seen foraging the inter-tidal zone for the marine molluscs, crustaceans and worms on which it feeds. To many, its piping calls with ocean background characterize the call of the sea.

 

 

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