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Summers day at the Aviary
Posted 14 February 2020


Love is in the pair

As many birds in the Aviary celebrate their long-term partnerships, romances have recently bloomed for some younger couples.

The Aviary team spend a lot of time at the beginning of the year pairing up young birds. Each species has its own criteria to be considered when coupling up, from preferred weather conditions to their breeding season. With a little help from our Aviary team romance has blossomed amongst some of our feathered residents in the Aviary.

A Rothschild's peacock pheasant bird

A young pair of Rothschild’s peacock-pheasant have recently been paired up. Both birds were bred here, in 2017 and 2019. Described by Sir Walter Rothschild in 1903, this species is vulnerable in its native home of Malaysia and is a very important species to the Aviary.

Collared hill partridge
Collared-hill partridge

Other ‘love birds’ include recently paired Pagoda myna and Collared-hill partridge. The team will also soon be coupling up Chestnut-capped laughingthrush.

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