Sunday, November 20, 2011

Birds of Eden - toucans, ibis, and...tamarins?

Scarlet ibis:

Hadeda ibis:

Channel-billed toucan:

Monkeyland is right next door to the Birds of Eden aviary, so when we saw this little Golden-handed Tamarin raiding the bird feeders and lounging on the railings, we thought there'd been a jail-break. But no, the keepers say the tamarins are too small for Monkeyland, so they're on exhibit here. They just eat fruit and don't bother the birds, although it didn't appear to us that the birds were all that sure of this:

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