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Cattle Egret

Unlike most herons, the Cattle Egret inhabits dry grassland. Generally white overall with a yellow bill, the Cattle Egret gets its name from the fact that is can generally be found around cattle – feeding on the insects and small creatures that the cattle disturb.

Demoiselle Crane

The migration of a Demoiselle Crane is so long and hard that many die from hunger or tiredness.


The Emu is a prehistoric bird that originated about 80 million years ago in Australia. They are closely related to ostrich, rhea, cassowary and kiwi. These are flightless birds (they have very short wings and very weak wing muscles), but they can run very fast.


The name Flamingo derives from the Latin meaning flame. There are six species of flamingo, two of which are exhibited here at Flamingo Land. The remaining four are Andean flamingo, James' flamingo, lesser flamingo and greater flamingo. Some species can be found in huge flocks of up to 1 million birds!

Greater Rhea

Like ostriches and emus, the rhea is flightless and uses its long powerful legs to escape from predators. Living in flocks of 30 or more, rheas roam the vast pampas grasslands in search of grass seed, roots and fruits. However, they are also known to boost their diets with protein rich meals such as fledgling birds, insects and small reptiles.

Humboldt Penguin

Humboldt Penguins live in small colonies along the Pacific coastline of Chile and Peru. Like all Penguins, Humboldt’s are flightless marine birds, which have adapted superbly for life in the sea, they have flipper like wings and webbed feet which enable them to “fly” gracefully through the water at speeds of up to 15mph. Penguins feed on small fish such as sardines, mullet and anchovies.

Orange-winged Amazon Parrot

The Orange-winged Amazon Parrot has no protective status at the moment, but it is now treated as a pest by farmers.

Scarlet Ibis

As its name suggests, the Scarlet Ibis is completely red - apart from its black wing tips. With long legs and a slender neck, they grow to 75cm (30in) high and have a wingspan of 30cm (1ft).

Scarlet Macaw

With its bright feathers and a long pointed tail, the Scarlet Macaw is one of the most recognisable parrots in the world. It’s also one of the most long lived – reaching up to 75 years of age.

Umbrella Cockatoo

Umbrella Cockatoos are so named due to their crest. When fully erect, the crest resembles an upside down umbrella.

White Stork

White Storks are summer visitors to many parts of Europe. The largest population can be found in Poland, where flocks of over 50,000 have been recorded. In winter they migrate to Africa and Asia.

Yellow Collared Macaw

Small in size compared to the Scarlet Macaw, the Yellow Collared Macaw is just 38cm (15in) in length – half of which is its tail.

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