Chattering lories and Reeves’s pheasants

Hatching at the same time as the little owls were the yellow-backed chattering lories. Like most lories this species lay just two eggs in a clutch and our pair succesfully hatched both eggs this year; the young will spend around three months in the nest box, so they should leave the won’t be appearing until late in July.

These lovely looking chicks are Reeves’s pheasants that hatched out in one of our incubators. If you look carefully at the picture on the right you will be able to see the chick’s egg tooth on the tip of the beak, this helps the chick to break out of the egg when it is time to hatch.

Egg tooth is visible on the end of the beak
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