Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens - Jacksonville, Florida
This is the eighth 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. The last page will have plants, butterflies and insects.
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The birds on this page were in various enclosures throughout the zoo.

Racket-tailed roller
[The lower half of its head and underbelly are pale blue. The bill is relative short and brown. The outer parts of the bird are light brown. It is perched on a branch and its tail has black feathers and appears to be equally as long as its body. Its belly looks rather fluffy.]

Violet curaco
[The bird sits on a thick branch; its legs and feet are not visible. Its body is blue and black. Its head is black, maroon, light-yellow, and red and has a white stripe through the black portion. Its bill is orange.]

Golden-breasted starling
[The bird is perched on a branch. Its head is green. Its lower neck, back, and wing are dark purple. Its underside is bright golden-yellow.]

Rainbow lorikeet
[This bird has a curved orange bill, a blue head, a yelllow neck, an orange stomach, and green on its back and wings. There is a red circle around its eye. This image is a close view of the upper two thirds of the body. The rest of the stick on which it is perched is seen behind the bird.]

Egyptian goose
[This tan bird has a dark brown back and a white wing with a thin black stripe on it. Its neck and upper head are white and brown with a large brown spot with a yellow eye in the center. Its bill is light pink with dark brown at the tip of the bill and around the bill where it attaches to the head.]

Cape Barren goose (native to Australia)
[This tan bird stands on the dirt beside a round feeding bowl which has been turned on its side so the seeds spill on the ground. The bird has a two-toned bill which is white on top and has a black strip on the bottom. Its entire head, belly, and back are the same light brown color. It has light pink legs and dark grey feet.]

White-bellied bustards. The one on the right is sitting.
(The grid-marks on the image are the fence through which this photo was taken.
[The sitting birds is behind long grass and only partially visible. The standing bird has a white belly, a grey neck, brown back feathers, a white face with black stripes under the eyes and chin, and short light-colored beak. Its legs are light tan.]

Lappet-faced vulture
[The bird faces the camera with its head turned to the right. Its eye is looking at the camera. Its pinkish bald head has a folded-skin look at the top and around the neck. It has an ear opening which is rimmed in brown and seems to protrude a bit from its head. It has a large hooked bill of which the outer part is black, but the part closest to the head is grey. It has some white feathers mixed in with mostly brown ones.]

American flamingos squabbling with each other.
[Two of the four flamingos face off with each other. The one on the left has its neck completely straight as it leans toward one near it. The other one has its neck in an ess-shape. The flamingos are shades of light and dark pink. Their curved bills are white and pink with a black section on the tip.]

Lot of neck-folding to be done for a American flamingo to tuck its bill under a wing.
[Three flamingos in a row from front to back of the image and all three have their bills completely tucked in their feathers. The one in the back has its eyes close, but the other two are peeking out above their feathers.]

Greater flamingos
(a different breed which is why the coloring is different).
[These birds are mostly white with pink bills and legs and a few orange feathers and black feathers on their hind ends. This image is a close view of one on the edge of a group of birds.]

The legs on a greater flamingo really fold flat.
[The main flamingo in the image sits on the ground with the two halves of its legs completely parallel to each other and the ground. Its feet are also spread flat and they and the legs are nearly completely under the bird--only the back knees are easily seen. The flamingos white neck and head is curved into an ess shape. Its bill is bright pink.]

Wrinkled hornbill
[This bird with a large wide bill similar to a toucan has a mostly black body with a white patch on its neck. Its head is white with a blue section around its eye. Its bill is brown, yellow, and white, and has a red section like a crest on the top of the bill.]

Female wreathed hornbill
[This bird with a large wide bill similar to a toucan has a black body and head with a light-blue patch on its neck. It has a red section on the skin around its eye. Its bill is cream-colored and the part closest to its head has ridges (which may be the wreathed part).]

Male wreathed hornbill
[This bird is similar to the female except it has a yellow pouch rather than blue on its neck and its neck is tan rather than black.]

Sandhill crane
[This image is the head and torso of the bird. Its head is facing right showing its long pointed bill. Its head has a red patch above the eye and a white one below it. The rest of the body is grey.]

Whooping crane
[This image is the head and upper neck of the bird. Its head is facing left showing its long pointed bill. The front half of its head is a reddish-black and extend in a c-shape around the eye to the back of its head. The rest of the head and neck of the bird is white. ]

Wattled crane
[This image is the torso and head of the bird. Its head is facing left showing its long pointed red bill with a small

Ten-month-old Magellanic penguin CJ (standing beside the fish bucket).
[Upright penquin which has a dark grey beak with a white vertical stripe through it. The crown, back of neck, neck, and back of this penguin are a dark grey while the rest of it is white. It has a few dark grey spots on its stomach. The edge of a steel bucket is at the right side of the image.]

Mature Magellanic penguin
[Penquin is bent forward as if it is getting reading to jump into the water. This penguin has an all-black beak. It's white stomach has an outer ring of black and then a ring of white before becoming all black on the back. It's face is black except for a white section that is c-shape which goes from above the eye to the back of the head and then under the beak. ]

The zoo has two bald eagles which they acquired after the birds had been injured.
[The eagle stands on a log with its body facing to the right, but its head is turned toward the camera. Both eyes are visible in the white feathers of its head.]

This is the same eagle as in the prior image.
[The eagle now has its wings outstretched and its body facing the camera. Its right wing is only a short stump. The left wing is complete and full of feathers.]

Marabou stork
[This long-legged bird stands on a log on the grass. Its legs, underside, and part of its upper back are white. The rest of the back is black with a row of short white stripes down the side. Its head is red and as its pouch under its neck.]

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