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  • 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…

  • Illegally caught parrots rescued in South American raid

    Illegally caught parrots rescued in South American raid

    18th April 2018

    Above: Parrot species recovered from the raid: blue-and-yellow (Ara ararauna) and red-and-green macaws (A. chloropterus) (above), as well as chestnut-fronted macaws (A. severus) and turquoise-fronted Amazons (Amazona aestiva). Photo: CREA   MORE THAN 100 wild parrots have been rescued from illegal trappers…

  • AS: ‘First-breeding achievers join exclusive club of aviculture greats’

    AS: ‘First-breeding achievers join exclusive club of aviculture greats’

    5th April 2018

    Above: AS president Christopher Marler (right) and Lisa Clingan.   A LINCOLNSHIRE WEAVER specialist has received official recognition by the Avicultural Society (AS) for the UK’s first breeding of the chestnut-and-black weaver (Ploceus castaneofuscus). On March 24, at Cotswold Wildlife Park,…