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Birds at the Virginia Zoo

peacock_gardenBelow is a list of many of the birds that make the Virginia Zoo their home. Most can be seen on exhibit, and some are popular members of the Education Department's Animal Ambassador program.  You can meet Animal Ambassadors at Zoo special events, birthday parties, education programs, and private parties. If the animals have a name, it also is listed.  Come see the amazing birds at the Virginia Zoo!

  • African ground hornbill
  • Azure-winged magpie
  • Bald eagle
  • Barn owl
  • Bleeding-heart dove
  • Blue-bellied roller
  • Chestnut-breasted malkoha
  • Cochin chicken
  • Collarted finch-billed bulbul
  • Common peafowl
  • Crested wood partridge
  • Double-wattled cassowary
  • East African crowned crane
  • Eastern screech owl
  • Egyptian goose
  • Emu
  • Fairy bluebird
  • Great horned owl
  • Green-naped pheasant pigeon
  • Helmeted guineafowl
  • Japanese bantam
  • Mallard
  • Masked lovebird
  • Nicobar pigeon
  • Northern great horned owl
  • Ostrich
  • Pied imperial pigeon
  • Polish chicken
  • Red-tailed hawk
  • Rhino hornbill
  • Rhode Island red chickenRosecomb bantam chicken
  • Royal palm turkeySebright bantam chicken
  • Southeastern wild turkeyStanley crane
  • Taveta golden weaver
  • Turkey vultureVictoria crowned pigeon
  • White cockatoo
  • White crested laughing thrush


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