In the January 11, 2017, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, faced with the prospect of helping to save one of New Zealand's endemic and rarely known birds, Dr Patricia Brekke wasn't about to turn down a challenge. She speaks to Cage & Aviary Birds' Laura Keens about how she became involved with the hihi, widely known as the stitchbird, and why it became one of the country's most vulnerable species
In news, we report that Blackburn CBS officials have vowed to rewrite the show schedule to include a "proper classification" for a budgerigar section after exhibits were benched for the first time in almost 10 years and neurons in zebra finch brains operate as a "barcode reader" to identify songs of the same species during learning, a new study has found.
'I've started, so I'll finish' was not a phrase in the vocabulary of Bill Naylor's one-time boss Digby, for whom tropical houses were places of perpetual potential, inhabitated by distinctly non-tropical residents
Alongside or instead of an exhibition stud, it's a great idea to keep a mixed breeding colony of budgies just for sheer pleasure. Fancy trying it? Fred Wright offers his advice
Especially for fanciers who breed multiple varieties, stud plans will develop steadily from year to year, and it's essential to have your objectives clearly in mind at the outset. Here Dave Brown explains his priorities for improving his show finches and canaries
Plus lots more, including Alderton's Observations, 60-Second Interview, Canaries Month by Month and Notes & Quotes, plus lots more.