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By Jennifer Nixon, Denver Zoo Bird Keeper

Introducing this week’s feathered friend, Peanut, the male chestnut-backed thrush (Zoothera dohertyi). Peanut hatched in 2013 in the swamp exhibit of Bird World, Presented by Frontier Airlines.

By Jessica Leckrone, Denver Zoo Bird Keeper

Introducing this week's Feathered Friend, Hendrix, an American flamingo, also known as a Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber). Hendrix hatched at Denver Zoo at the Avian Propagation Building in 2008. He lives with a flock of 73 other birds and can be recognized by the green band with the number “29” on his right leg.

By Jennifer Nixon, Denver Zoo Bird Keeper

By Jessica Leckrone, Denver Zoo Bird Keeper

Introducing this week’s feathered friend, Jackie, a 14-year-old Edward’s Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus capistrat).

She is one of 51 lorikeets that lives at Lorikeet Adventure, with a total of seven different species. You can recognize Jackie by her bright yellow chest feathers. The rest of her body is almost all green, with dark blue cheeks and chin. There is one other Edward’s Lorikeet at Lorikeet adventure, Jasmine.

By Jennifer Nixon, Denver Zoo Bird Keeper

Introducing this week’s feathered friend, Tater, a 9-year-old male Hottentot teal (Anas punctata).

It is often assumed that Tater is a baby duck, since he is relatively small. However, as one of the smallest species of waterfowl, Hottentot teals only weigh up to half of a pound as adults.

By Jessica Leckrone, Denver Zoo Bird Keeper

Introducing this week’s Feathered Friend, Marvin, a green-winged dove (Chalcophaps indica), also known as an emerald dove. Marvin arrived from the San Diego Zoological Gardens in 2012 to be paired with his mate, Jasmine, who was also featured in a previous Feathered Friend blog.

By Jenn Nixon, Denver Zoo Bird Keeper 

Introducing this week’s feathered friend, Jonathan Silver-beak. He is a silver-beaked tanager (Ramphocelus carbo) that came to Denver Zoo in 2013. Jonathan is one of the most elusive birds in the Rainforest Room of Bird World, Presented by Frontier Airlines.

By Jessi Leckrone, Denver Zoo Bird Keeper

Introducing this weeks feathered friend, Macro, the Micronesian kingfisher (Todiramphus cinnamomina cinnamomina). Macro belongs to one of three species of kingfisher that lives on the islands of Micronesia. His species originated from the island of Guam. The other two species are located on the islands of Palau and Pohnpei.

By Jennifer Nixon, Denver Zoo Bird Keeper

Introducing this week’s feathered friend, Boo, a jambu fruit dove (Ptilinopus jambu). He hatched here at Denver Zoo in the Avian Propagation Center, where a lot of our off-exhibit breeding occurs. Boo is the only jambu fruit dove on exhibit at Denver Zoo in the tropical forest of Bird World, Presented by Frontier Airlines.

By Jennifer Nixon, Denver Zoo Bird Keeper

Introducing Banshee, this week’s feathered friend. He is a 13-year-old hawk-headed parrot (Deroptyus accipitrinus) that came to Denver Zoo in 2013.

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