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Taronga’s Free-flight Bird Show is justly famous. For more than 20 years it has been delighting crowds and demonstrating bird behaviours against the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour.

The Black-breasted Buzzard (Hamirostra melanosternon):

The Black-breasted Buzzard’s party-trick is using a rock to crack the tough shells of emu eggs. In the Bird-show, ersatz eggs (with a treat inside) are used.

 

A Barking Owl (Ninox connivens):

The Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) is the largest flying bird in the world (using a combined weight and wingspan formula), which explains why he looks a bit ungainly on the ground:

The Eastern Barn Owl (Tyto delicatula). Despite its name, it can be found all over Australia, except for western Tasmania.

Among the Bird Show’s team of Sulphur-crested Cockatoos (Cacatua galerita), is a lone Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo (Lophochroa leadbeateri) who has been well-trained in always keeping his crest up!

A presenter has a moment with a Galah (Eeolophus roseicapilla).

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