Birds

Birds are vertebrates of the class Aves. Most birds are able to fly, but some, like ostriches and penguins, cannot even though they still have wings. All birds hatch from eggs and are covered with feathers, the one major characteristic that distinguishes them from all other animals. Their feathers are made of keratin, which is similar to what our fingernails are made of, making the feather lightweight but strong. Feathers, along with wings, hollow bones, and a highly efficient respiratory system, help birds to fly. Potter Park Zoo has dozens of feathered friends, including the Ostrich, the world’s largest bird species!

Birds

  • Bali Mynah
  • Blue-bellied roller
  • Blue Jay
  • Budgies
  • Cockatiels
  • Green Aracari
  • Green Heron
  • Magellanic Penguin
  • Mute Swan
  • Plush-crested Jay
  • Raven
  • Red-crowned Amazon
  • Scarlet Ibis
  • Southern Ground Hornbills
  • Superb Starling
  • Trumpeter Swan (Whooper)

Chickens

  • Domestic Chicken
  • Silkie Bantam chicken

Dove

  • Jambu Fruit Dove
  • Ring-necked Dove

Mousebirds

  • Blue-naped Mousebird

Owls


Pheasants


Psittacines

  • Chestnut-fronted Macaw
  • Yellow-naped Amazon

Raptors

 

Racket Tailed Roller

Laughing Kookaburra

Superb Starling

Wood Partridge