S.D. Zoo Safari Park - Wings of the World

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S.D. Zoo Safari Park - Wings of the World
« on: July 17, 2018, 01:02 PM »
Wings of the World



Wings of the World is located at the entrance to the park, and offers an alternate path into the Safari Base Camp. This free-flight aviary offers a magnificent collection of birds from around the world.



There are no barriers between guests and the birds, creating an up close and personal view of the many colorful species.



Everything in the aviary is designed to approximate the birds’ natural settings, including large rock outcroppings, pools, waterfalls, and exotic tropical foliage.












There are so many different birds here, that you're likely to see something new on every visit. This is one of my favorite exhibits in the park. Below is a list of the many birds I've been able to photograph.



Abdim's Stork, found in sub-Saharan Africa to southwest Arabia.



African Openbill Stork, found in sub-Saharan Africa.



African Sacred Ibis, found in sub-Saharan Africa.



African Spoonbill, found in Gambia, east to Sudan, and south to Cape Province.



Baikal Teal, found in eastern Siberia, and the Sea of Okhotsk coast.



Mindanao Bleeding-heart Dove, from the southern Philippines.



Elegant Crested Tinamou, from central Argentina.



Golden-breasted Starling, found in Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania.



Green Imperial Pigeon, from the Sulawesi Islands in Indonesia.



Hadada Ibis, from southern Africa.



Hammerkop, found in Africa, southwest Arabia, and Madagascar.



Hawaiian Goose, from Hawaii.



Madagascar Crested Ibis, from Madagascar.



Nicobar Pigeon, found in Nicobar to Luzon and New Guinea.



Northern Bald Ibis, found in Morocco.



Northern Purple Roller, from Senegal to Ethiopia, and north Tanzania.



Roseate Spoonbill, from southern USA to central Argentina and Chile.



Scaly-sided Merganser, found in the forests of eastern Asia.



Scarlet Ibis, from South America and Trinidad.



Southern Bald Ibis, from South Africa.



Spur-winged Lapwing, from central Africa, Senegal, east to Ethiopia.



Storm's Stork, found in Thailand to Sumatra and Borneo.



Superb Starling, found in southern Sudan and Ethiopia, south to Somalia and Kenya.



Surinam Crested Oropendola, found in Panama to northern Argentina.



Taveta Golden Weaver, found in Kenya and Tanzania.



Victoria Crowned Pigeon, from northern New Guinea.



White-crested Laughingthrush, found in the Himalayan foothills in Nepal to southeast Asia.



White-headed Lapwing, from Liberia to Sudan and Zimbabwe.

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Re: S.D. Zoo Safari Park - Wings of the World
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2018, 08:53 PM »
Wow, many of these photos are stunning! Did you take them yourself? This reminds me of Treasure Island at Disney World, Orlando (only better). It was many years ago (1977), but I recall seeing some Scarlet Ibis, flamingos, and various macaws, among others.

At our previous home we used to have free-roaming peafowl, ducks, geese and chickens. Along with caged Golden Pheasants and quail.

Is that bird droppings on the rock archway? Or did somebody get cute with a can of silly string? :P

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Re: S.D. Zoo Safari Park - Wings of the World
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2018, 09:29 PM »
Thank you. Yes, the pics are mine, taken during at least 4 visits to the park. (And yes, I believe those are real bird droppings, unless they were done by an artist to give the set a more natural look.;))
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