The Edward Youde Aviary is built over a natural valley at the southern corner of Hong Kong Park which is located on the northern slope of Victoria Peak in Hong Kong. This article is about a park in Central Hong Kong For general information on the parks in Hong Kongplease refer to List of urban public parks and gardens of Hong Victoria Peak ( is a Mountain in Hong Kong. It is also known as Mount Austin, and locally Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders The Edward Youde Aviary was opened to the public in September 1992 and managed by the Urban Council. The Urban Council (UrbCo) was a municipal council in Hong Kong responsible for Municipal services on Hong Kong Island and in Kowloon The aviary is named after the late Sir Edward Youde, The Governor of Hong Kong from 1982 to 1986. An aviary is a large enclosure for confining Birds. Unlike cages ' aviaries allow birds a larger living space where they can fly hence aviaries are also Sir Edward Youde ( Chinese 尤德 GCMG, GCVO, MBE (19 June 1924 - 5 December 1986 in Beijing, China) was a British
The valley has an area of about 3,000 square metres, and is bounded by an east-facing slope fully covered with natural vegetation and a west-facing slope previously occupied by a barracks. Barracks are living quarters for personnel on a Military post It has a highest point of 46. 5 metres and a lowest point of 30 metres above sea level.
This walk-though aviary feature a colloection of 800 birds comprising 100 species indigenous to Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and New Guinea. Birds ( class Aves) are bipedal endothermic ( Warm-blooded) Vertebrate animals that lay eggs. The Republic of Indonesia ( (Republik Indonesia is a Country in Southeast Asia. New Guinea, located just north of Australia, is the world's second largest island, having become separated from the Australian mainland when the area now known Ground dwelling birds including pheasants, partridges, pigeons and thrushes. Pheasants are a group of large Birds in the order Galliformes. Partridges are Birds in the Pheasant family Phasianidae. They are a non-migratory Old World group See also other birds with "thrush" in their name Waterthrush, Shrike-thrush, Thrush Nightingale The Thrushes, Some like the Crowned pigeons from New Guinea are spectacularly beautiful. The Genus Goura consists of three species of crowned pigeons They are the largest members of the pigeon family Great Argus Pheasants proclaim their presence by ringing territorial calls and give one of the most elaborate courtship displays in the bird world. The Great Argus, Argusianus argus (also know as Phoenix in some Asia area is a brown- Plumaged pheasant with a small blue head and neck rufous
The entrance to the Hong Kong Aviary consists of a small rectangular building. This building holds on display different types of eggs. The aviary also houses a large cat-sized rodent species.
The waterfowl lake linked with Edward Youde Aviary by an inner lake is landscaped to form a swamp to accommodate different species of Waterfowls. See also UK Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust USA Ducks Unlimited Some attractive species found in the Waterfowl lake are the Australian Pelican, Great White Pelican and Radjah Shelduck. The Australian Pelican ( Pelecanus conspicillatus) is a large water Bird, widespread on the inland and coastal waters of Australia and New Guinea The White Pelican, Pelecanus onocrotalus also known as the Eastern White Pelican or Great White Pelican is a Bird in the Pelican The Radjah Shelduck, Tadorna radjah, (in Australia also known as Burdekin Duck) is a Species of Shelduck.
Some of the characteristic birds cannot be housed in the main aviary. Large Hornbill predate smaller birds, they can only be seen in the three smaller display cages. Hornbills ( family Bucerotidae) are a group of Birds characterized by a long down-curved bill sometimes with a casque on the upper mandible Three display let visitors view at a closed range. Two cages house the White Crested Hornbill and the Great Pied Hornbill, while the other holds various species of birds of the Malesian region.
During the school term, park staff will conduct educational programmes tof school children. Staff will also arrange guided tours for groups. However, the organizer should make prior arrangements with the office.