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  • Maidstone show and sale delights exhibitors with free photo shoot

    Maidstone show and sale delights exhibitors with free photo shoot

    4th December 2017

    Above: (L-r): Jim Wheeler’s skyblue cock budgerigar, which won best beginner any age, and his best young bird lutino hen were photographed by Luke Stephenson during the event MAIDSTONE & SECAS EXHIBITORS were treated to a free bird photo session at…

  • Latest issue: November 29 2017

    Latest issue: November 29 2017

    29th November 2017

    In the November 29 2017, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, famous for its signature behaviour of tricking other birds into rearing its young, the cuckoo isn’t always seen in the most favourable light, says Bill Naylor. But this fascinating…

  • Two-year campaign launches to save songbirds from extinction

    Two-year campaign launches to save songbirds from extinction

    28th November 2017

    Above: Javan green magpie. EAZA say the Silent Forest campaign will provide ideas to enable environmental education in zoos, and mentorship and manpower to support and initiate conservation breeding programmes THE DEVASTATING EFFECTS of trade in songbirds across Southeast Asia will…

  • LCA to launch trainee judging workshop in 2018

    LCA to launch trainee judging workshop in 2018

    28th November 2017

    Above: During the trial experience, held while official judging took place, 12 fanciers had a go at placing birds in the broken cap gold cock class A SUCCESSFUL TRIAL of a new “Insight into judging” experience has encouraged the Lizard Canary…

  • Benched exhibits stolen in night raid

    Benched exhibits stolen in night raid

    28th November 2017

    Above: The mess of empty cages strewn across the floor were discovered by the club’s chairman Stan Dielissen on the morning of November 2. TRAGEDY HAS HIT a three-day bird show in the Netherlands, with the theft of more than…

  • Novice follows up National win with second best in show in two weeks

    Novice follows up National win with second best in show in two weeks

    28th November 2017

    Above: Best-in-show winner Steve Wayte (left) with top German coloured canary breeder and judge Fritz Heiler A NOVICE COLOURED canary fancier, who took best in section at October’s National Exhibition (NE), has continued his success by winning another best-in-show title 14…

  • Unrelated offspring care could be birds’ investment strategy

    Unrelated offspring care could be birds’ investment strategy

    28th November 2017

    Above: Researchers say shortage of space and the prospects of territorial inheritance could explain why some species, such as the Seychelles warbler (Acrocephalus sechellensis), stay in a group and help with other birds’ broods BIRDS WILL CARE for unrelated birds’…