Birds

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Rockhampton Zoo is home to more than 80 birds in four aviaries across the Zoo. We have over 25 species of native and exotic birds including the dazzling Macaws, Rose-crowned Fruit Doves, Wedge-Tailed Eagle and Royal Spoonbills to name a few .

Our darling Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) can be found in a separate enclosure next to Valkyrie, the Wedge -Tailed Eagle and our Emu Henry (Dromaius novaehollandiae) can be spotted in the Kangaroo Country enclosure. 

Come along to the Australian Rainforest Aviary (the dome) Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1.45pm or to the 9.15am Eagle talk to listen and learn as one of our zoo keepers give a talk.

The Australian Rainforest Aviary (the dome)

  • Alexandrine parrot (Psittacula eupatria)
  • Australian king-parrot (Alisterus scapularis)
  • Bar-shouldered dove (Geopelia humeralis)
  • Crimson rosella (Platycercus elegans)
  • Eastern whipbird (Psophodes olivaceus)
  • Emerald dove (Chalcophaps indica)
  • Glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
  • Indian ringneck parrot (Psittacula krameri)
  • Little black cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris)
  • Pied imperial pigeon (Ducula bicolor)
  • Rose-crowned fruit dove (Ptilinopus regina) 
  • Royal spoonbill (Platalea regia) 
  • Spotted dove (Spilopelia chinensis)
  • Superb lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae)
  • Eclectus parrot (Eclectus roratus)
  • Barbary dove (Streptopelia risoria)
  • Mandarin duck (Aix galericulata)
  • Black swan (Cygnus atratus) 

Walk through the Australian Rainforest Aviary to also see the Southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) in a separate enclosure. 

Australian Bush Aviary

  • Bush stone-curlew (Burhinus grallarius) 
  • Crested pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes)
  • Forest kingfisher (Todiramphus macleayii)
  • Red-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii)
  • Red-winged parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus)
  • Major mitchell cockatoo (Lophochroa leadbeateri)
  • Twenty eight parrot (Barnardius zonarius)

 Asian Rainforest Aviary

  • Electus parrot (Eclectus roratus)
  • Mandarin duck (Aix galericulata)
  • Moustached parakeet (Psittacula alexandri) 
  • Nicobar pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica) 

Eagle Aviary 

  • Wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax audax)

Macaw Aviary 

  • Blue and gold macaws (Ara ararauna)

 

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 Mandarin Duck

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