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Birds Photo Gallery

  • There are dozens of birds in the National Zoo's American flamingo flock, some of whom have been living in the Birds exhibit since 1965.
  • Native to the tropical lowland forests of South and Central America, king vultures are the most striking of New World vultures.
  • Native to the dense and hilly jungles of India, the peafowl are large and powerful birds that spend much of their time on the ground searching for food.
  • Redhead ducks can be found in the wetlands area of the Birds exhibit.
  • Unlike other seabirds, cormorants do not have waterproofing oils and spend much of their time drying their wings.
  • Green-winged Teal
  • The roseate spoonbill is a large wading bird with pink plumage and a distinctive spatulate bill.

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