Here's another photo from my last visit to the ZOO - Lord Deby's Parakeet.
The Lord Derby’s parakeet (Psittacula derbiana), also known as Derbyan parakeet, is a monotypic parrot species, which is confined to small pocket of moist evergreen forest in the hills of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh and the adjoining parts of Tibet. The species suffers from poaching for the illegal wildlife trade and fetches a high price in the black market. The adult male and female are easily distinguished because they have different beak colours and slightly different plumage.
Lord Derby’s parakeets are average 20 inches (50 centimeters) in length and are sexually dimorphic. They have a mostly green plumage over their dorsal surface (i.e. from behind), black lores and lower cheeks, a bluish-purple crown and pale yellow eyes. The throat, breast, abdomen and under-wing coverts are greyish blue to lavender. Male birds have a red upper mandible with a yellow tip, while the lower mandible is black. The females have an all-black beak.
The Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix) (also called hoodiecrow) is a Eurasian bird species in the crow genus. Widely distributed, it is also known locally as Scotch crow, Danish crow, and corbie or grey crow in Ireland. Found across Northern, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, as well as parts of the Middle East, it is an ashy grey bird with black head, throat, wings, tail and thigh feathers, as well as a black bill, eyes and feet. Like other corvids it is an omnivorous and opportunistic forager and feeder.
Captured in Wrocław ZOO last Sunday. :)
New photo of Northern Hawk Owl was added recently. This little guy is not often sitting in a plain view of the ZOO, but this time I was lucky enough to capture a portrait of him.