What is a bird?

Birds are vertebrates, with a backbone and skeleton, although some of the bones are hollow to keep the bird light. Their forelimbs have the same bones as the human arm, but they are highly modified to form the structure for wings. Some of the bones in the wrist and fingers are fused together for extra strength.

Birds at the Plumpton Park Zoo

·       Barred Owl

·       Blue and Gold Macaw

·       Blue-eared Pheasant

·       Congo African Grey Parrot

·       Goffin Cockatoo

·       Harris’s Hawk

·       Moluccan Cockatoo

·       Peacocks

·       Red Golden Pheasant

·       Scarlet Macaw

·       Silver Pheasant

·       Sun Conure

·       Umbrella Cockatoos