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  • The Edward Youde Aviary is a 3,000-square-metre aviary built over a natural valley at the southern corner of Hong Kong Park which is located in Central at the bottom of the north eastern slope of Victoria Peak in Hong Kong. The Edward Youde Aviary was opened to the public in September 1992 and managed by the Urban Council. The aviary, largest in Southeast Asia, is named after the late Sir Edward Youde, The Governor of Hong Kong from 1982 to 1986. The valley is bounded by an east-facing slope fully covered with natural vegetation and a west-facing slope previously occupied by a barracks. It has a highest point of 46.5 metres and a lowest point of 30 metres above the valley floor. This walk-though aviary features a collection of 600 birds representing 80 species indigenous to Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and New Guinea. Ground dwelling birds including pheasants, partridges, pigeons and thrushes. Great Argus Pheasants proclaim their presence by ringing territorial calls and give one of the most elaborate courtship displays in the bird world. The entrance to the aviary consists of a small rectangular building. This building holds on display different types of eggs.

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