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  • New bird-of-paradise species officially named

    New bird-of-paradise species officially named

    24th May 2018

    Above: Vogelkop superb bird-of-paradise (Lophorina niedda). Scientist Ed Scholes and photographer Tim Laman first heard male vocalisations of this newly recognised species, found in the Bird’s Head Peninsula of Indonesia, back in 2009. Photo: Tim Laman   A COMBINATION OF fieldwork and…

  • National to remain as a one-day show

    National to remain as a one-day show

    22nd May 2018

    Above: No extension: the NE will stay as a one-day show after exhibitors expressed their worries about additional costs involved with an overnight stay in Stafford. With the exception of The Lovebird (1990) Society, which had sent in a proxy vote,…

  • Agenda set for C&AB’s Birdworld visit

    Agenda set for C&AB’s Birdworld visit

    15th May 2018

    Above: Residents at Birdworld include Bali starling (Leucopsar rothschildi), greater necklaced laughingthrush (Garrulax pectoralis) and (pictured) spectacled owls (Pulsatrix perspicillata). During park curator Duncan Bolton’s talk, he will explain the story so far with the Santa Cruz ground dove (Alopecoenas…

  • Rare parrots evacuated from war-torn country

    Rare parrots evacuated from war-torn country

    8th May 2018

    Above: Multiple shipments were made to secure the birds and the population. Important birds were spread out over the shipments. Photo: AWWP   AN INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION group based in Qatar has sent its important bird species out of the country due…

  • Young bird breeders encouraged to apply for Jersey course

    Young bird breeders encouraged to apply for Jersey course

    1st May 2018

    Above: 2017 winner Anna Temple with Gianna, a captive red-billed chough from the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust’s reintroduction project. This year, while the Raymond Sawyer Scholarship is open to professional, amateur or student aviculturists, the panel would like more amateur…

  • Threatened rhinoceros hornbills use artificial nest-boxes in world first

    Threatened rhinoceros hornbills use artificial nest-boxes in world first

    26th April 2018

    Above: Near Threatened rhinoceros hornbill at one of the artificial nest-boxes in the Kinabatangan Forest, Malaysia. Photo: SANJITPAAL SINGH / JITSPICS.COM©   WILD RHINOCEROS HORNBILLS (Buceros rhinoceros) have successfully nested in an artificial nest-box for the first time – four years after…

  • Join C&AB at Birdworld for its 50th celebration

    Join C&AB at Birdworld for its 50th celebration

    24th April 2018

    Above: Join keepers as they feed the Vulnerable Humboldts (pictured) and Endangered African penguins at the two penguin enclosures. Photo: Colin McKenzie   READERS OF CAGE & Aviary Birds are invited to Birdworld this June to celebrate the park’s 50th year with…