Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens - Jacksonville, Florida
This is the seventh of nine pages containing creatures and plants I viewed at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida, on visits taken between July 2015 and September 2017. Subsequent pages include other bird exhibits and plants, butterflies and insects.
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Page 7 of 9
The birds on this page were loose together in the Emerald Forest Aviary in a similar setup as the River Valley Aviary described on the prior page.
A juvenile boat-billed heron
An adult boat-billed heron (and possibly the same bird as the prior photo as this one was taken two years after that one).
A double-striped thick-knee, also known as a spotted dikkop.
It's native to the grassland savannas of Africa and blends in very well.
This is also a spotted dikkop. And seems to be glaring at me.
A different roseate spoonbill
Black-bellied whistling duck.
The Inca tern appears to have a white mustache.
Blue and gold macaw
A zookeeper gave the blue and gold macaw a grape which it holds in its claw.
All photos © S. M. Garver