New species of birds at the zoo

From the beginning of this season, we have gradually added several new bird species to our expositions. Many of them are the only representatives of their kind to be seen in Slovakia – and only in our zoo. They contribute in important species diversity in the collection from various biotopes of Africa, Europe, Southeastern Asia, Papua New Guinea and South America. In European zoos, the European Studbook (ESB) is kept for three bird species – Chestnut-backed Thrush, Hamerkop and Goliath Heron.

 

AFRICA:

Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta)

Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus)

Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EUROPE:

Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)

European Roller (Coracias garrulus)

European Thick-knee (Burhinus oedicnemus)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTHEAST ASIA:

Bornean Fireback (Lophura ignita rufa)

Chestnut-backed Thrush (Geokichla dohertyi)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAPUA NEW GUINEA:

Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus solomonensis)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTH AMERICA:

Black-faced Ibis (Theristicus melanopis)

Yellow-billed Teal (Anas flavirostris)

Guira Cuckoo (Guira guira)