2012-06-03 San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park

Metallic Starling
Metallic Starling at the San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park. San Diego, California.

Aviaries at the San Diego Zoo were on my radar for my trip to Balboa Park this day. I’d purchased a year’s pass earlier when I took an interest in the nesting wild birds at the Safari Park, so I thought why not exploit the captive birds in the walk through aviaries? Visits to these one acre cages can be peaceful. With benches to sit and absorb the ambiance, and intimate views to exotic species, time spent here can be restful. This would be my last visit to the zoo collections.

Captured subjects include Orangutan, Violet Turaco, Green Wood Hoopoe, Red-eyed Dove, Crested Coua, Metallic Starling, Spotted Laughingthrush, White-throated Kingfisher, Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush, Ashy-headed Goose.

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