Exotic Birds

Exotic Bird Aviaries

Ashmore Palms' spectacular bird collection is a major feature of the Village. You can view the largest, privately displayed collection of Macaw Parrots in Australia, including the following:-

- NEW Rare Lutino Macaw! - Green Winged Macaws
- Scarlet Macaws - Buffons Macaws
- Miligold Macaws - Hahns Macaw
- Hyacinth Macaws - Military Macaws
- Blue and Gold Macaws - Red Fronted Macaw

These Macaws (pronounced ma-cor) are native to South America but have made a new home here at Ashmore Palms. As well as the Macaws, there are many varieties of Australian native birds and parrots living in the aviaries here.

Plus, Ashmore Palms is now home to a new range of, interesting colour mutation, Indian Ringneck Parrots. The Indian Ringnecks have lovely colourful plumage and are very social. They crave interaction. Their aviary is situated in a tropical rainforest garden setting near the swimming lagoons.

The latest addition to the Ashmore Palms' aviaries is Zeus, the rare Lutino Macaw!

Lutino is a term used to describe birds that exhibit a yellow pigmentation known as xanthochromism. Birds exhibiting genetic xanthochromism, especially deliberately bred mutations of several species of parrot in aviculture, are termed "lutinos". Our Lutino is of the Blue & Gold Macaw species. These are extremely rare, particularly in Australia. Instead of having a black beak, claws and facial features, and the usual vibrant blue and gold feathers of a standard Blue & Gold Macaw, our Lutino has bright yellow-orange feathers and white features - including a white beak, tongue, legs and claws. It's eyes are a pinkish grey instead of black. You can see this gorgeous Lutino here at Ashmore Palms - along with many other species of Macaws!

Fun Facts about Parrots

Parrots are characterised by their curved beak shape and for having four toes on each foot - two facing the front and two facing the back. This gives them dexterity that they are well known for and often utilise their feet to hold food items. Parrots are found world wide, although most are distributed throughout the warmer parts of the world. The majority of the species live in Australasia, South America and Central America. Parrots are also emotionally and intellectually advanced and most species are said to have the intelligence of at least a two year old child. They require specific care and constant stimuli to ensure they remain healthy in mind and body.

Bird Tours

Several mornings per week, holiday guests can join our Bird Carer for a Bird Information Tour. Dates and times are detailed in the Holiday Activities Calendar issued on arrival. Meet the Bird Carer at the Holiday Reception for a photograph with one of our tame birds. Please note that the bird species cannot be guaranteed as it is dependant on the disposition of the birds on the day. The Bird Carer will walk you past the bird aviaries and explain interesting features about these beautiful feathered friends. Bring your own camera or phone to take some snapshots.