Thursday, December 29, 2011

Rest In Peace Lyrebird 'Chook'

He shimmied and he shook
Like no ordinary chook.
He was handsome, he was bright,
He had feathers bronze and white,
A little chestnut black and grey -
His tail a wonder in display.

Chook died peacefully on 29 December 2012.

Chook was hand reared and lived for 32 years. He arrived at the Adelaide Zoo from Healesville Sanctuary 20 years ago. Now his aviary is silent.

In researching for my book about Lyrebird James and Edith Wilkinson, I don't think there is a you tube I haven't watched. This one of Chook is one of my favourites but then there are so many favourites.

Condolences to Adelaide Zoo and fans of Chook.

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