Figbird, Adelaide Zoo
In Australia there are two races of Figbird. Shown in today’s photos is the Green Figbird I photographed in a walk through aviary in the Adelaide Zoo, South Australia. The Green Figbird is found along coastal Queensland and New South Wales. The other race – the Yellow Figbird – is a bird of northern Australia. Where the two races meet there is interbreeding.
The Figbird is found in rainforests, woodlands, orchards, gardens and parks, mangroves and along watercourses. As its name suggests, its main food is fruit.
Below I’ve shown several photos of the female present in the same aviary at the zoo.