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 […]
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 […]
By F. Barnicoat In the years when I was a boy getting a kick out of keeping aviary birds, the hobby and the show scene was overwhelmingly dominated by South African species, which were freely available. In foreign birds the wonderful range of species available in 1939 had all but totally died out during the […]
Article published in the April 2009 issue of Avizandum
Article published in the October 2007 issue of Avizandum
Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation (AWWP) in central Qatar established by H.E. Sheikh Saoud Bin Mohammed Bin Ali Al-Thani, a member of the royal family, successfully breeds many endangered wild birds. Among some of its most elusive inhabitants are Spix’s macaws, thought to be extinct in nature, Birds of Paradise and Bulwer’s pheasants.
In the Arabian Peninsula, one particular Qatari sheikh, His Excellency Sheikh Saoud Bin Mohammed Bin Ali Al-Thani, a member of the royal family, has got a very special passion. For more than a decade he has been dedicated to saving the Spix’s macaw from extinction. He employs a world renowned international team of specialists in […]
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C.I.T.E.S. (The Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments, of which South Africa is a founder member. The aim is to ensure that the survival of endangered species is no longer threatened by international trade. It is a voluntary agreement that has to […]