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Field and Swamp: Animals and Their Habitats

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Zoo Birds (also see Zoo Mammals and Zoo Reptiles)

Male Peacock, Puerto Rico Zoo, 2/1/02. Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), Asheville Wildlife Nature Center, NC, 7/21/03. Benjamin Franklin proposed the Wild Turkey to be the National Bird, maybe because it kind of looks the way he did! Black Swan (Cygnus atratus), Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Sarasota, FL, 2/9/03.  Scarlet Ibis, NC Zoo, 4/6/05 Roadrunner, Sonora Desert exhibit, NC Zoo, Asheboro, NC, 3/12/03. Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias), NC Zoo, Asheboro, Randolph County, NC, 11/13/05.  This is the only species in its family, Eurypygidae.  This species is found in tropical South America.  Like this photo?  See dozens of products with this photo on them at the Field and Swamp Sunbittern Shop.

 

Major Mitchell Cockatoo (Cacatua leadbeateri), Australian Exhibit, NC Zoo, Asheboro, Randolph County, NC, 11/13/05 Emu, Australian exhibit, NC Zoo, Asheboro, Randolph County, NC, 11/13/05 Chilean Flamingo, NC Zoo, Asheboro, Randolph County, NC, 11/13/05 Kookaburra, Australian exhibit, NC Zoo, Asheboro, NC, 8/7/04.   This Australian bird just hid in the shadows. Kookaburra, Australian exhibit, NC Zoo, Asheboro, Randolph County, NC, 11/13/05 Puffin, NC Zoo, Asheboro, Randolph County, NC, 5/14/08

 

Peregrine Falcon, NC Zoo, Asheboro, NC, 5/9/07. Mystery duck, African exhibit, 5/9/07

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