As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Monday 26 August 2013

Unusual birds from Belgium arrive at Paradise Park

THREE unusual looking birds have been brought over from Belgium as a new attraction at Paradise Park.

Staff from from Planckendael Zoo near Antwerp, brought the Vulturine Guineafowl, which are usually found in grassland in eastern Africa, to the park in Hayle.

Known for their strange noises, the birds tend to gather in groups and prefer to run rather than fly when they are alarmed.

Curator, David Woolcock, said: “The name of the Vulturine Guineafowl comes from its bald head and neck, which is similar to that of a vulture. They are a striking species with the cobalt blue breast, these three are young and we hope they will breed over the next few years.”

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