PHOTOREPORT: Birdshow Exotika 2015

November 3rd, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
PHOTOREPORT: Birdshow Exotika 2015
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All bird lovers and breeders in central Europe had a unique chance to visit one of the biggest bird shows Exotika in Lysa nad Labem. This city is located just about 45km from Prague so it’s very easy to get there. This event has been organized every year since 2007 and as usually you could see many exotic bird species there including hornbills, toucans, parrots, passerines, pheasants etc.

As for parrots, most popular highlights of this event were Golden conures (Guarouba guarouba), Blue-headed macaws (Primolius couloni) or rare subspecies of Mitred Conure Aratinga mitrata alticola. Golden conures were exhibited for the first time in Lysa nad Labem. Their owner Zdenek Vandelik provided a comment about the pair for Ararauna.cz: “It’s a young couple, just about a year old. The female is my offspring and the male was imported from Denmark.”

Blue-headed Macaw wasn’t the only macaw species exhibited on Exotika. The largest aviary was occupied by a pair of Blue and Gold macaws (Ara ararauna). Most of visitors were captured by entertaining behaviour of tame Umbrella (Cacatua alba) and Sulphur-crested (Cacatua galerita) cockatoos. Those were probably also the loudest birds in the whole hall.

Other large parrots exhibited on this bird show were Amazona parrots including Red-lored Amazon (Amazona autumnalis) or Mealy Amazon (Amazona farinosa).

The greatest surprise for all visitors were beautiful Toco toucans (Ramphastos toco) and two species of big Asian hornbills – Wreathed hornbill (Rhyticeros undulatus) and Knobbed hornbill (Rhyticeros cassidix). The former species was exhibited for the first time in the Czech Republic and maybe in whole Europe, usually by the greatest and very successful breeder of toucans and hornbills Cestmir Drozdek. He said about his pair of Knobbed hornbills: “It’s a fantastic bonding pair. They do everything together. When both are going to eat they play with food for a long time before they consume it. They just enjoy their life. I have already bred them a few years ago but in the last two years they were laying just infertile eggs.”

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