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The Call Duck

Anas platyrhynchos

The Red-masked Conure

Aratinga erythrogenys

The Rosy-faced Lovebird

Agapornis roseicollis

The Cape Weaver

Ploceus capensis

The Golden Palm Weaver

Ploceus bojeri

Rameron Pigeon

Columba arquatrix

Bird Extremes

The biggest bird: The largest bird is the ostrich, common to South Africa. It can grow up to 9 feet (2.7 m) tall. The ostrich also lays the largest birds' eggs which are up to 4.5 x 7 inches (11 x 18 cm) across and their eggs weigh 3 pounds (1400 g).

The Southern Ground Hornbill

Bucorvus leadbeateri

The Cape Bulbul

Pycnonotus capensis

The Cape White-eye

Zosterops virens or Zosterops pallidus

The Chestnut Weaver

Ploceus rubiginosus

African Grey Parrot

Psittacus erithacus erithacus

The Senegal Parrot

Poicephalus senegalus senegalus

Ruppell's Parrot

Poicephalus rueppellii

The Red-billed Hornbill

Tockus erythrorhynchus

The Emerald Cuckoo

Chrysococcyx cupreus

The Timneh Grey Parrot

Psittacus erithacus timneh

The Orinocco Goose

THE ORINOCO GOOSE Neochen jubata

The Maned Goose

Chenonetta jubata

The Ostrich

The ostrich is the giant of the bird world. A large one may weigh three hundred pounds and stand eight feet tall, but almost half of the height is neck.