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  • Latest issue December 20 2017

    Latest issue December 20 2017

    18th December 2017

    In the December 20 2017, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, each year, the Bird Experience Oirschot in Holland puts on an extraordinary event that showcases its members’ softbills in a natural environment in a way that most British softbill keepers could only dream of. Gary Bralsford finds out…

  • WPT campaigns to make a change for parrots

    WPT campaigns to make a change for parrots

    18th December 2017

    Photo: Nicolas Paulin/AdobeStock. Dozens of wild-caught African greys (left) confiscated from illegal trade in Eastern Europe are now recovering in France. The birds are being rehabilitated before a possible release back in to the wild in Central Africa  A ‘MAKE A…

  • Top Fife men donate towards fundraiser for show staging

    Top Fife men donate towards fundraiser for show staging

    18th December 2017

    Above: The deputy Lord Mayor of Lurgan presents the BIS trophy to Laura Lynch, on behalf of winner Wil O’Donovan A ONE-OFF AUCTION of birds has helped a Fife canary club towards its urgent fundraising target for new staging. On…

  • Latest issue: December 13 2017

    Latest issue: December 13 2017

    11th December 2017

    In the December 13 2017, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, we have a hawk history: one man’s life with birds of prey.   In news, we report that the Canary Colour Breeders Association (CCBA) members have more than doubled their 2016 gold medal count at this year’s Gouden…

  • WPT calls for tougher action on greys

    WPT calls for tougher action on greys

    11th December 2017

    Photo: Dana-Allen. The report highlighted dramatic shifts in which wild populations of African greys were targeted, with the forests of West Africa (where populations have collapsed) being replaced by the Congo Basin as the main source of parrots in the…

  • Colour canary breeders top their gold-medal count at Gouden Ring

    Colour canary breeders top their gold-medal count at Gouden Ring

    11th December 2017

    Above: Two golds: Geoff Walker’s white brown opal scored 93 points. The 2017 CCBA team topped last year’s gold-medal count as well as the 2015 total of six golds CANARY COLOUR BREEDERS Association (CCBA) members have more than doubled their 2016…

  • Habitats influence penguins’ calls

    Habitats influence penguins’ calls

    6th December 2017

    Photo: © Shutterstock.com/BkBook. Little penguins are nocturnal birds and prioritise vocalisations over visual signals. Geographic variation in vocalisation is well studied in male songbirds but largely unexplored in seabirds and in females DIFFERENCES IN HABITAT are key factors to the variation in…

  • Song identifies 21 possible new Neotropical species

    Song identifies 21 possible new Neotropical species

    6th December 2017

    Photo: B. Freeman. Buff-throated foliage-gleaner: one of the species that researchers from the University of British Columbia in Canada and Cornell University, USA, indicate should be split based on lack of song recognition  SONG EXPERIMENTS CONDUCTED in Central and South America…

  • Latest issue: December 6 2017

    Latest issue: December 6 2017

    4th December 2017

    In the December 6 2017, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, the last global parrot review took place 17 years ago, so a new study on neotropical species was of the essence. Rosemary Low shares results from South and Central America and…

  • Genetics give clues to species’ extinction

    Genetics give clues to species’ extinction

    4th December 2017

    Above: DNA was recovered from passenger pigeon museum specimens, such as these birds in the collections of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada, which allowed researchers to sequence genomes A STUDY INTO the DNA of the passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius)…