In the August 8, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, Geoff Gradwell has worked with some of the most beautiful species in the Neotropics during his career as an aviculturist, and here he profiles some of the lesser-known gems from the treasury of Latin American songbirds

 

In news, we report that officials of a Buckinghamshire cage bird society (CBS) were dismayed to discover that the barn where their show staging was stored has been razed to the ground.

 

This year has proved to be quite prosperous for Bernard Howlett, as he discusses breeding progress made so far with his British birds and London fancy canaries

 

Habitat loss and illegal trapping are just two of the dangers the Cape parrot faces in its native South Africa, says Rosemary Low, who explains the future conservation effort needed for this species

 

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