Friday, August 22, 2008

Burgers Zoo: Mangrove

Part three of the Burgers Zoo series: the Mangrove
The Mangrove is the oldest ecodisplay at Burgers Zoo, built as a kind of trial ballon for the Bush in 1982 and then turned into the current mangrove forest in 1991, then the Bush was opened.
there's a sweetwater part, with snakebirds, Little Pied Cormorans (Microcarbo melanoleucos)
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and Hydrosaurus, the largest of all agamas (Bearded Dragons are agamas, too) - they can reach an overall length of more than three feet and swim very well
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the saltwater part has Little Bitterns (Ixobrychus minutus)
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White-eared Catbird (Ailuroedus buccoides)
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a Superb Fruit-dove, Ptilinopus superbus
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some parrots that I unfortunately forgot the name of
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Hooded Pitta, Pitta sordida - I think they always look bad-tempered
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and really very tame White-rumped Shamas (Copsychus malabaricus), they didn't mind cameras less than a few inches away and always returned to the smae spot to display and sing. Here's the male:
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and he knows how to pose for the camera
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he even looks good just ot ouf the shower
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the female is no less photogenic
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even with her mouth full (note the see-through nostrils)
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