Bumper year for birds

DZG is enjoying a bumper year for birds, with 13 different species successfully bred on site this season.

DZG-pheasant-webThe list includes Lady Amherst’s ornamental pheasants, a species from China which was introduced to Britain in the 19th century and named after Countess Sarah Amherst, wife of William Pitt Amherst, governor general of Bengal.

Other species born at DZG?this year include golden pheasant, Elliot’s pheasant, Reeves pheasant, Satyr tragopan, Temmink’s tragopan, and Vietnamese pheasant, as well as Waldropp ibis, northern bald ibis, mandarin duck, chestnut breasted teal and marbled teal.

DZG Curator Matt Lewis said it had been a very successful year for the birds section.   He said:?”Three of the ornamental pheasant species, Vietnamese, Reeves and Elliot’s, were bred for the first time at Dudley this year, which was an excellent achievement.  

“And we are delighted to have bred seven species of other pheasant this year, too.”

“We’re really proud of our achievements and it is our aim to continue expanding the number of bird species kept at onsite.”

CAPTION: A four-day-old Lady Amherst pheasant born at DZG this season.  

DZG-pheasant-webThe list includes Lady Amherst’s ornamental pheasants, a species from China which was introduced to Britain in the 19th century and named after Countess Sarah Amherst, wife of William Pitt Amherst, governor general of Bengal.

Other species born at DZG?this year include golden pheasant, Elliot’s pheasant, Reeves pheasant, Satyr tragopan, Temmink’s tragopan, and Vietnamese pheasant, as well as Waldropp ibis, northern bald ibis, mandarin duck, chestnut breasted teal and marbled teal.

DZG Curator Matt Lewis said it had been a very successful year for the birds section.   He said:?”Three of the ornamental pheasant species, Vietnamese, Reeves and Elliot’s, were bred for the first time at Dudley this year, which was an excellent achievement.  

“And we are delighted to have bred seven species of other pheasant this year, too.”

“We’re really proud of our achievements and it is our aim to continue expanding the number of bird species kept at onsite.”

CAPTION: A four-day-old Lady Amherst pheasant born at DZG this season.