For those who get the opportunity, this BB Buzzard emu egg-cracking act is
also a feature at the Alice Springs Desert Park.
From: Clive Meadows <>
To: Stuart Fairbairn <>
Date: Thursday, 10 May 2001 8:16
Subject: Black-breasted Buzzard
>At 04:20 PM 6/05/01 +1000, you wrote:
>>Taronga Zoo has a daily free flying bird show. At present it is on at
>>One of the raptors that has his own part in the show is a Black-breasted
>Stuart, I saw the show earlier in the year and it is thoroughly enjoyable.
>I think the Black Breasted Buzzzard is a female called "Slammer". If I
>remember correctly, her keeper said that she was a captive bred bird and
>wasn't taught to break the "egg" but that she learned by instinct.
>The show really is worthwhile - all the birds are free flying. The line up
>when I saw it consisted of Sea Eagle, Black kite, Barking Owl, 2 Major
>Mitchell's, Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo and a cheeky Galah.
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