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  • Hundreds of wild-caught birds seized

    Hundreds of wild-caught birds seized

    2nd May 2019

    Above: A total of 292 rose-ringed parakeets – adults and chicks – one Asian koel and one common hill myna were confiscated from traders at Galiff Street Sunday Pet Market in West Bengal. Photo: Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, Government of India/Facebook…

  • Show-winning softbills stolen in Bank Holiday aviary theft

    Show-winning softbills stolen in Bank Holiday aviary theft

    29th April 2019

    Above: this song thrush cock of T. & S. Paterson had won top awards at Ollerton & Bevercotes CBS’s 2018 open show, but was stolen during the Easter Bank Holiday weekend   A STUD OF exhibition softbills in South Yorkshire…

  • Estrildid finch is chosen as WFS 2019 Target Species

    Estrildid finch is chosen as WFS 2019 Target Species

    25th April 2019

    Above: The red-headed finch has been chosen as the 2019 WFS Target Species. Only four were bred by WFS members in 2018 © Shutterstock.com/Tobie Oosthuizen   THE WAXBILL FINCH Society (WFS) has issued its 2018 breeding records and announced its…

  •  NCA welcomes British bird stalwart as new president

     NCA welcomes British bird stalwart as new president

    23rd April 2019

    Above: Outgoing NCA president David Paine (left) with the new president Bernard Williams Photo: Ghalib Al-Nasser   THE NATIONAL COUNCIL for Aviculture (NCA) has inau­gurated its new presi­dent for 2019/20 – British bird expert Bernard Williams. On April 6, at…

  • Confiscated parakeets find new home in the Ecuadorian forest

    Confiscated parakeets find new home in the Ecuadorian forest

    23rd April 2019

    Above, One of the recently released red-masked parakeets in the Reserve of Buenaventura.   TWENTY NEAR THREATENED parakeets that were confiscated from poachers have been successfully reintroduction back into the wild in Ecuador. The red-masked parakeets (Psittacaa erythrogenyrs) are now…

  • New Gloster club has big plans for this year

    New Gloster club has big plans for this year

    23rd April 2019

    Above: Chairman and show manager of the Swindon All Gloster Canary Club, Kevin McCarthy (left) with president Mike Palmer, who has generously sponsored the purchase of the new club rosettes.     A NEW GLOSTER canary club has re-formed in…

  • Family distraught after fantail theft

    Family distraught after fantail theft

    11th April 2019

    Above:  Some of the stolen birds. Have you been offered fantails recently, perhaps in the Derby area? All photos: Marcus Conner   RECENTLY REHOMED FANTAIL pigeons were stolen from a Derby rescue centre, just a week after their owner had…