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Harris Hawk

In the case of Harris hawks, birds of a feather don’t only flock together – they hunt and nest together,...
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White Stork

When you think of storks, you most likely picture a European white stork. These large birds are most closely related...
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Wattled crane

Cranes are a family of birds comprising 15 species that live across five continents (North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and...
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Yellow-crested Cockatoo

With only between 1,000 and 2,500 yellow-crested cockatoos remaining in the wild, these birds are critically endangered. Like other animals...
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Grey Parrot

This endangered species, formerly known as the African grey parrot, can be found throughout the western parts of middle Africa....
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Blue-and-yellow Macaw

Macaws are large members of the parrot family found throughout Central and South America. Their bright colors and loud vocalizations...
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Ostrich

The ostrich is the largest living bird species on Earth and is related to cassowaries and rheas. Ostriches cannot fly...
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Blue-throated Macaw

Blue-throated macaws are often called barba azul in Spanish, meaning “blue beard,” because of the bright blue coloration covering their...
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Bali Mynah

The Bali mynah’s status as a symbol of wealth and popularity within the pet trade have dramatically reduced wild populations...
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Blue Crane

Like most cranes, the beauty, grace, and dramatic ritualized mating dances of the blue crane make them iconic and popular...
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Chilean Flamingo

One of the Zoo’s most recognizable bird species, the Chilean flamingo is a robust bird species native to the southern...
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King Vulture

King vultures are very large, scavenging birds that soar high over a variety of tropical forests, watching for carcasses located...
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Laughing Kookaburra

Kookaburras are the largest members of the kingfisher family. Made famous by the Australian folk song “Kookaburra” by Marion Sinclair,...
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Southern Ground Hornbill

These birds, like all species of hornbill, have distinctively large, down-curved bills that they use to grab small animals from...
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Kori Bustard

Kori bustards are very large, ground-dwelling birds that that eat a variety of insects, small animals and some plants. The...
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Lappet-faced Vulture

Like all vultures and condors, these large birds are scavengers on carcasses. They soar over large areas searching for food...
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Milky Eagle Owl

This is one of the larger owls in the world, and they prey on virtually any small to medium-sized animal....
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