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  • Milestone release of vultures in Nepal

    Milestone release of vultures in Nepal

    27th November 2017

    Photo: Bird Conservation Nepal. The vultures were raised in captivity in Nepal’s Vulture Conservation and Breeding Centre in Chitwan National Park and fitted with satellite transmitters before being released CONSERVATIONISTS HAVE CELEBRATED the success of the first-ever release of captive-reared…

  • Latest Issue: November 22 2017

    Latest Issue: November 22 2017

    20th November 2017

    In the November 22 2017, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, perhaps the ultimate in crested birds, the exotic hoopoe is perfectly possible to breed in straightforward aviary conditions, reports German softbill expert THOMAS WENDT. In news, we report that a successful trial…

  • Goffin’s spontaneous tool-making skills revealed

    Goffin’s spontaneous tool-making skills revealed

    23rd January 2017

    EVIDENCE THAT GOFFIN’S cockatoos (Cacatua goffiniana) can construct the same tool out of different materials to reach food has been highlighted in a new study. These native Indonesian birds are not known for using tools in the wild, but scientists…

  • Gloster canary council releases new pictorial model

    Gloster canary council releases new pictorial model

    23rd January 2017

    A NEW PICTORIAL model of the exhibition Gloster canary has been confirmed by the Gloster Fancy Canary Council-UK (GFCC-UK). The artwork was passed during the council’s AGM in September, held in Leicester, where 25 members attended from as far as…

  • Chester Zoo records first-ever UK breeding of rare Indonesian magpie

    Chester Zoo records first-ever UK breeding of rare Indonesian magpie

    27th October 2016

    FOR THE FIRST time, Critically Endangered Javan green magpies (Cissa thalassina) have successfully hatched and raised chicks in a UK zoo. Conservationists and bird staff at Chester Zoo have been working alongside Taman Safari Indonesia and conservation partner Cikananga Wildlife…

  • CCTV footage catches macaw thieves’ struggle in Kent aviary

    CCTV footage catches macaw thieves’ struggle in Kent aviary

    15th October 2016

    HEARTLESS THIEVES WHO targeted a Kent pub knocked cockatoos and parrots off their perches before escaping with two macaws tightly wedged into pillowcases. CCTV caught the moment three intruders cut through the perimeter fence and entered the grounds of the…