Lavender Waxbill finch
Golden Pheasant- male
Golden Pheasant- female
"Twix", a female Kalij pheasant. She is a lifetime resident at the Sanctuary becaus eshe has epilepsy. She shares an aviary with "Owlie", a barn owl.
"Hilary" is a Great Blue heron that stayed with us for a while before being returned to her home at the Hilo Zoo.
this is a wild North American turkey crazing in our pasture. there are large flocks of these wild birds living throughout the island. they are not tame but quite habituated to humans and can often be approached quite closely. it is not uncommon to have to stop and wait for birds to cross neighborhood streets. these are but one species of gamebirds that have been introduced to the island and have thrived here due to a combination of favorable conditions and a lack of predators.
this tom (male) turkey is displaying for some of the hens that "hang out" at the Sanctuary. The toms sometimes get confused and display for Frasier the crane, the nene or even the zebras! These turkeys are not residents of the Sanctuary, merely free-loaders, passing through. The Sanctuary is well fenced so they must feel safe here. They also frequently help clean up the bits of grain left over or dropped by the oryx and zebras.