For anyone that loves parrots and tropical birds, the zoo parc de Beauval is a major treat. Each time we have visited we have been enchanted by the colors, squawks and flight of birds of all shapes and sizes.
The problem with aviaries for the photographer is the chain link fencing. It is very hard to work around. A major challenge which explains why I left certain pics out. Fortunately, a few cages had glass windows and here was also a tropical hothouse. We were in total adoration of this hothouse which was filled with tropical plants and some free birds back in ’94. But sadly it has changed; the beautiful plants still thrive but there are now birds in cages. Though a couple of free birds still can be seen.
Enjoy these beauties:
Keeping busy chewing a twig.
This fellow is an Australian Kookaburra. He is best known for his crazy mocking cry( but, he didn’t seem to be in a crazy mood that day).
A variety of Hornbill.
How much more tropical can you get? A toucan among vibrant purple blooms! This photo really looks better bigger(click on the picture).
A Victoria crowned pigeon, which originally is from Papua New Guinea.
This was taken in he tropical hothouse. I took one look and found it very exotic. Two birds enjoy the refreshment of the water as mists shroud the background.