In the February 14, 2018, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, Gary Bralsford hits the ground running as he prepares his birds for the breeding season by employing an interesting tactic that involves playing wild bird calls…

 

In news, we report that a worrying number of birds are more dependent on Papua New Guinea’s diminishing habitats than previously thought, say experts, who are calling for urgent action.

 

When Lee Clarke decided to come back to birdkeeping after a break of nearly 20 years, he picked up straight where he left off thanks to his uncle Ron Jackson and the duo were soon producing world-class silverbills alongside other foreign species.

 

Well-known for its seemingly brutal predatory and feeding habits, the red-backed shrike has become virtually extinct in the UK as a breeding bird – and is rarely seen in private collections either, says Bill Naylor.

 

Plus all of the usual news stories, features, columns and club news.