From the long-legged emu to the tiny hummingbird, there are over 100 species of bird at ZSL London Zoo. In our Victorian tropical bird house Blackburn Pavilion and all over the Zoo, discover a little more about our birds here.
ZSL is also working hard in the field to save many bird species and their habitats. Find out more .
Meet the Birds
Penguins are among some of the most popular birds at ZSL London Zoo - find out more about them in their new home Penguin Beach!
The restoration of the tropical bird house has been made possible through the support of the Blackburn family, after whom the new exhibit has been named. Find our more about the exhibit sponsors
Inside the tropical bird house
Tropical birds fly freely inside our restored Victorian bird house - Blackburn Pavillion. Walk amongst tropical plants, pools and even an indoor waterfall surrounded by the sounds of bird song in the air. Take a tour
Bird keeper's magic wand
A behind the scenes insight into how the keepers are looking after the ultramarine grosbeaks in the Blackburn Pavillion.
Birds around the Zoo
Meet the macaws, the highly intelligent and most recognisable of the parrot family due to their bright, vibrant feathers.
The Eastern white pelicans have a leathery pouch beneath the beak which can hold up to fourteen litres of fish and water. More pelican facts.
Flamingos are easily identifiable, colourful wading birds and often form large flocks of up to a million birds. Their trademark pink comes from the shrimp in their diet.
In 2011 we heard the flutter of tiny wings at ZSL London Zoo as all of our species of owls bore offspring.
Discover Australia's largest native bird on Outback, formerly home to polar bears now transformed into a sweeping Australian plain.
You can find Black vultures, King vultures and Ruppell's Griffon vultures at ZSL London Zoo. Spot these fascinating birds of prey at the Zoo.