An afternoon in the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is home to the largest walk-in aviary in the world, and is one of my Top-10 must-do’s in Kuala Lumpur. The KL Bird Park was opened amidst the scenic Lake Gardens in 1991 and currently houses more than 3,000 birds of approximately 200 local and foreign species. A leisurely stroll through the KL Bird Park is a great way to spend an afternoon. There are various paths that lead visitors through four different zones, where you can get up close to colourful parakeets and storks, watch peacocks strutting around proudly and see many different birds in free flight. Please scroll down to view photos taken during my recent visit to the KL Bird Park. Oh, and don’t miss the video of a male peacock courting a female – just keep scrolling and you’ll get there! 🙂

Some famous people have been here!

No wonder he looks sooo happy!

He sure loves his red peppers!

“I prefer green apples!”

Peacocks roam freely around the park

The back view of a peacock is just as impressive!

The scarlet ibises were absolutely stunning!

A scarlet ibis stretching his wings

A mandarin duck at the waterfall

A yellow-billed stork standing tall and proud!

The magnificent rhinoceros hornbill

This one’s called a Vulturine Guinea Fowl. Gorgeous!

The lovely fish pond

A peek through the waterfall

Yellow-billed storks on a fence

As promised, here’s my video of a male peacock courting a female. Listen to the awesome rattling of his feathers.

If you’re visiting Kuala Lumpur and looking for a lovely park to stroll around, check out the KL Bird Park. Purchase your Kuala Lumpur Bird Park ticket (includes a one-way hotel transfer; via

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10 Responses to “An afternoon in the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park”

  1. velvet 03/02/2011 4:22 pm

    Hi David,
    Unfortunately, they were in the cage this time. When I first visited the park some years back, they were roaming around near the restaurant. It was amazing!


  2. David @ Malaysia Asia 03/02/2011 4:19 pm

    Hey Keith, seems like you did some local nature while you were back here! Love the pics and colours. Did you bump into the loose Rhino Bills while inside the enclosure? Last year when I went there, there were 2 of them just about 10 feet away un-caged.

  3. vibeke 21/01/2011 5:51 pm

    Wow, this looks like an amazing place, and you’ve done a great job of capturing each bird’s character. The parrot munching a red chilli – seeds and all – is definitely my favourite!

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful images!

  4. Andi 21/01/2011 3:37 pm

    So so so cool! Love the peacock. 🙂

  5. velvet 21/01/2011 11:36 am

    Thanks D&D. The hornbills in Pangkor are really pretty. So cool to see them flying around freely. The rhinoceros hornbill is massive and I’ve seen it only once in the wild (in Sarawak).


  6. Dave and Deb 21/01/2011 11:33 am

    Great photos Keith. I love the Hornbill. The first one I ever saw was in Pangkor, They are beautiful.

  7. velvet 20/01/2011 5:39 pm

    Which one? The front or the back? 😉 lol!


  8. Nice shot of the peacock!


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