Meet Miss Hamerkop

Meet the new bird on the block – a two-year-old female hamerkop.

dzg_hamerkop_4The new arrival, which originates from Africa, is settling into the upper level aviaries.   The birds construct huge nests, sometimes more than 1.5m across, strong enough to support a man’s weight.  

CAPTION: Team Leader Birds Section, Kellie Piper, with the newly-arrived female hamerkop.