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  • Study: ‘Key muscle influenced Manacus split’

    Study: ‘Key muscle influenced Manacus split’

    14th November 2018

    Above: Previous studies found that Neotropical mannikins (white-collared pictured) evolved one of the fastest limb muscles on record to support their acrobatic courtship display. Now, the same team have shown how this modification played an instrumental role in the evolution…

  • Novel calendars commemorate 90 years of Bath society’s history

    Novel calendars commemorate 90 years of Bath society’s history

    12th November 2018

    Above: Key monthly dates for the City of Bath Bird Breeders Society’s 2019 agenda are clearly highlighted on the modern-design calendars THE CITY OF Bath Bird Breeders Society (City of Bath BBS) turns 90 next year and to commemorate its…

  • Floating aviaries set to protect rare pochards in Africa

    Floating aviaries set to protect rare pochards in Africa

    8th November 2018

    Above: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species classifies the Madagascar pochard as Critically Endangered in its native Madagascar due to the destruction of the species’ wetland habitat. Photo: WWT THE WILDFOWL & WETLANDS Trust (WWT) is finalising a ground-breaking…

  • Croydon club ‘had no alternative but to close’

    Croydon club ‘had no alternative but to close’

    6th November 2018

    Above: Outgoing Croydon BS publicity officer Rupert Redden with his best beginner any age cobalt cock budgerigar from the 2018 Champagne Classic of the South show. Mr Reddon said: ‘It is fair to say that receiving my first major win…

  • £150 for Maidstone best British

    £150 for Maidstone best British

    5th November 2018

    Above: Some of the British section specials donated by Shane Evans   A NEW BRITISH bird club has formed in response to next month’s South-Eastern Classic Bird Show and Sale, presented by Cage & Aviary Birds. The South East BB&MC will…

  • Budgerigar keepers warned of increasing cases of avian TB

    Budgerigar keepers warned of increasing cases of avian TB

    30th October 2018

    Above: Avian Tuberculosis (TB) is not a new disease but is uncommon in parrot-like birds, advises Dr Kevin Eatwell, who says the disease is not transmitted from adult birds to youngsters via the egg or sperm. The infection is obtained…