The ZooParc de Beauval in Saint-Aiignan — now one of the top five zoological parks in the world, they say — began as a parc ornithologique in the late 70s and early '80s. Here's a two-minute slideshow made up of bird pictures I've taken there over the years.
Bird of a feather...ReplyDelete
It's funny... until yesterday's post, I didn't realize that you had ever gone to this zoo, yourself! Ha!ReplyDelete
Three times — 2003, 2004, and 2011.Delete
We loved visiting the zoo. We lived near the Cincinnati zoo for five years and now we live near the Birmingham zoo and also the Botanical Gardens. Walking in the Botanical Gardens has been a godsend during the pandemic.ReplyDelete
Oh those beautiful colorful birds at the beginning of your show. So pretty, especially the red and green ones. I wonder what those are?ReplyDelete
I googled 'petit oiseau vert avec tête et queue rouges' and found this Wikipedia page.Delete
Here is an interesting website with a lot of photos of birds from the New Caledonia region, I think it is a slideshow.Delete
On the second photo, the bird on the right seems to be the redthroted parrotfinch. The other one seems to be some kind of mutant of that species.Delete
The redthroted parrotfinch is present in New Caledonia a French possession in the South Pacific. That would explain its presence at Beauval.
In the link I posted above there are photos of the green and red bird, the redheaded parrotfinch and the redthroated parrotfinch. They are probably related.Delete