• CHATTERING LORY Lorius garrulous garrulous

    The Chattering Lory is a member of the genus Lorius. The members of this genus is unmistakable: large, stocky lories with longish, broad tails.
    The Chattering Lory is a member of the genus Lorius. The members of this genus is unmistakable: large, stocky lories with longish, broad tails. All species have green wings, and red predominates in the body plumage. In the Chattering lory, the mantle is a darker shade of red and is sometimes marked with a few […]
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  • Hawk-headed Parrots

    5331 Hawk-headed Parrot - PREVIEW ONLY
    The Hawk-headed Parrot is the only member in its genus and has for many years baffled taxonomists and naturalists regarding its relationship with other parrots. It has to be said that there seems to be a close relationship to the Pyrrhura conures, as the Hawk-headed parrot behaviour is very similar to theirs. The Hawk-headed Parrot […]
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  • Macaws in Aviculture. By Tony Silva

    For some years Arthur Alfred Prestwich was secretary of the British Avicultural Society, publisher of the prestigious Avicultural Magazine, which first appeared in print in 1894; the name of the society gave rise to the term aviculture, or the care and keeping of birds. In 1963 A.A. Prestwich published his “I Name This Parrot…”, the […]
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  • Breeding the Twelve-wired Bird of Paradise in Weltvogelpark Walsrode: Age is not an obstacle! By: Dipl.-Biol. Anne Hoppmann

    Walsrode_Alemanha, 02 de Junho de 2011.


    Hand-rearing Team: Veterinarian Andreas Frei, Biologist Jan Dams, Animal Keepers Wolfgang Magnus, Janina Gerbatsch, Sina Eggers and Kim-Jana Lang Birds of Paradise are among the world’s most well-known and famous bird species due to the often colourful and very exceptional plumage of the males. The small, up to middle sized passerine birds mostly live in […]
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  • Keeping and Breeding Barbets

    Pied Barbet FEMALE
    As I am sure you have noticed, our cover picture is a bit out of the ordinary, as we have a beautiful indigenous Barbet on the front of this issue. This photo and some of the others in the article were taken by Louis Bothma, and it inspired us to do an article on keeping […]
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  • Lavender Waxbills By Gerhard Hofmann

    For many aviculturists, the Lavender Waxbill is without doubt among the most fascinating and attractive Estrildid finches. In the past, the species was readily available and as imports also cheap. As a consequence only a few breeders invested their time and devotion to successfully breed this species. In Germany you could get a pair for […]
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  • The Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba coscoroba)

    Coscoroba coscoroba (Coscoroba_Swan - Koskorobaschwan)
    The Coscoroba Swan is the smallest species of swan, slightly smaller than the Black-necked Swan (Cygnus melanocoryphus). It occurs naturally in South America, where it inhabits well-vegetated swamps and lagoons. It has no recognized subspecies (monotypic). Its name was derived from its calls that sound like “cos-cor-o-ba”. The females are commonly referred to as “pens” […]
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  • Duyvenbode Lory (Chalcopsitta duyvenbodei)

    Duyvenbode’s Lories are also sometimes called “Brown Lory”. This beautiful Lory is one of a kind. No other parrot has a colour scheme of rich brown, yellow and violet. The predominant colour is dark brown, which contrasts with the striking crescent of bright yellow extending from the loreds and encircling the lower mandible. Forehead, underwing […]
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  • The Barraband or Superb Parakeet

    One of three species of parrots belonging to the Polytelis family (Polytelis swainsonii), the other two species being the Princess Parrot (Polytelis alexandrae) and the Rock Pebbler or Regent Parrot (Polytelis anthopeplus). Although the name ‘Barraband’ is used in New Zealand to designate this species, in its native home of Australia it is primarily known […]
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  • Introduction to Rosellas

    One sixth of the world’s species of parrots are Australian. Rosellas belong to the genus Platycercus and are often referred to as broad-tailed parrots, as the word Platycercus means flat or broad tailed. Rosellas can be found in all Australian States including Tasmania generally along the coastline. Rosellas are divided into two groups. One group […]
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