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The sun conure is green on the wings, scarlet on the breast and golden orange on the head and neck. This brilliant mix of colours is characteristic of their genus Aratinga, a group of “mini-macaws” found predominantly in northeastern Brazil. It forages in small groups but gather in large flocks where food is abundant. Its shrill disyllabic screeching is frequently audible from a distance.
Featuring an all-star cast of our most popular birds and rising scene stealers, the High Flyers Show showcases their natural talents, breathtaking plumage and sharp-as-claws IQ.
Catch the friendly duel of parrots as they try to outdo each other with speed, agility and showmanship. Observe the habits of endangered hyacinth macaw gaia, and great pied hornbill pals Sunny and Vicky as they fly freely in the wild. Marvel at the mimicking ability of Amigo, our yellow-naped Amazon, the only bird in the world that can sing in three languages.
And why not join in the action? Just raise your hand and you might be chosen to hold a knotted rope with goodies for the sun conures, our adorable pint-sized parrots.
For a mesmerising and unforgettable grand finale, witness one of the world’s biggest flock of birds swoop onto centre stage, a high-flying symphony of colours, sounds and energy.
To seal this one-of-a-kind memory, be sure to pose for a photo with our gorgeous pink flamingos after the show!
Due to their striking appearance, sun conures are a favourite among bird owners. Hunters exploit their soft spot for corn, using it as bait. The population in Guyana has been all but wiped out by trapping and hunters are now crossing the border to Brazil to purchase birds for export.