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    Public display of nearly two thousand rare Tropical birds - great variety of shapes and colours.

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    Great Birckhill, Buckinghamshire

    M/S of three colourful tropical birds eating. Cut to a C/U of face of Captain John Lee-Hudson feeding one of the birds. Bird eats from his hand.

    Mr Lee-Hudson has collected over 1000 South American birds and presented them to the public in his "foreign and exotic bird zoo - BIRDHAVEN PARK - tea gardens".

    Various shots of tropical birds, very exotic and colourful. Two wine-coloured Amazon Parrots sitting on branch. People leaning on the circle wooden fence watching them.

    A double door connects the main aviary with the outside world and enables the visitors to observe the birds without any danger of them escaping. M/S of two girls entering the main aviary.

    Several shots of different birds and people watching them: two fantails on the branch, a peacock, a man holding small bird in his hands, C/U shots of the faces of an elderly couple smiling as they watch the birds, C/U shots of the two small birds eating, young couple watching birds eat, M/S of flamingos by the pool.

    "The best beauty parade that the animal world can master and none of it, but none of it, is feminine." concludes the commentator.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:24:00 / 01:15:14:00
    CP 404

Comments (1)

  1. Carol Chessis says

    This video features my Father, John Lee-Hudson. The lady walking along with two small children is my Grandmother, with my brother and sister. I was not yet born.

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