Sunday, 25 November 2012

Breeding Season is upon us

With all the rain we have had recently we have had a delayed start to the breeding season. Things look like they are picking up now though and we have got some beautiful new arrivals...these include  Guira Cuckoos, Green-naped Lorikeet, Perfect Lorikeet, Chinese Painted Quail, Ringneck Pheasant, Scarlet Ibis and Eclectus Parrot. After not breeding for the past 3 years, our Moluccan Cockatoo laid 2 eggs. These eggs have been removed as she has a habit of breaking them and they are currently in our incubators. One is fertile and we are still waiting to see if the second is as well. Our Nicobar Pigeons have also been attempting to breed for the first time in 2 years but their first clutch of eggs were infertile. It is still early though so hopefully they will get it right as the breeding season progresses. The picture we added is o the Nicobar Pigeon and you can see how amazing they look...nothing like a normal pigeon. They are also the closest living relative of the Dodo so really special to have.

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