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Greg Dodge is a professional naturalist as well as a writer, videographer and producer of natural history DVDs. His images have been used in various TV productions, museum displays, and corporate videos. Above all, he has a fascination and passion for all things natural.
Stop by and say hello Tuesday thru Saturday in Explore the Wild, Catch the Wind, or on the Dino Trail.

New Bird Species

June 14th, 2013

No, not in the Wild, but in the Butterfly House Conservatory. As you walk down the narrow path, pass through the tropical foliage, and gaze at the many colorful, fluttering butterflies inside the Conservatory, keep an eye out for a group of small brightly colored birds with large bright red bills, Zebra Finches.

Keep a lookout for these birds as you stroll through the Butterfly Conservatory.

Although small, these birds should be easy to locate, they’re very vocal.

The birds are native to Australia and Indonesia and are a popular cage species. Obviously granivores (the bill shape) seed has been put out for them near the rear of the Conservatory.

Four of the little finches have been released. They are rather vocal and like to stick together so you should have little problem finding the birds in the Conservatory.

Welcome finches!

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