Australia's laughing kookaburra among birds in decline

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Populations of some of Australia's iconic birds—including the laughing kookaburra, magpie and willie wagtail—are in decline in parts of the country, according to a report released Wednesday, with habitat loss, feral cats and foxes among the likely threats.

Breeding yellow rumped serins

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Black Throated Canary or Yellow Rumped serins, with the scientific name as Serinus Atrogularis, has attracted the attention of so many kind of bird lovers. From the breeders to the collectors. Has been brought from the farms until in the exhibitions or bird competitions all around the world. This is a great leap in following its nearest most famous family, the Serinus Serinus or Serinus Canaria, which already well grown. Lets take a look the reasons why this bird is becoming famous.

Suggested reading

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When we first become interested in birdkeeping it is natural to want to learn all we can about the various birds kept in aviculture and particularly on the species we intend to keep. Normally, just reading bird journals and club magazines, good that many are, is never enough and it isn’t long before our thirst for knowledge drives us to shop around for some books on the subject.

Breeding budgies step by step

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Breeding budgies also commonly referred to as parakeets can be an enjoyable learning experience, but can also be quite the task. It’s only natural for budgies to have the need and desire to reproduce, by following this guide you will make it easier for your budgie and yourself to have a successful clutch of babies. 

The difference between English Budgies and Standard Budgies

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People often ask what the difference between English (show) Budgies and Standard Budgies are. There are major differences between the two yet they look very similar, below you will find the information you need. 

Common Finch Diseases

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Spotting a sick finch is most of the times an easy task, especially if you know what signs to look for. Most sick finches will become very docile and not move at all, they will stay clear of other birds and their activities and almost lose total interest in their surroundings. Food intake will drop and the bird unless treated may not fully recover. 

Vagrant bachelors could save rare bird

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A study conducted by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has revealed the importance of single males in small, threatened populations. Results from a study of endangered New Zealand hihi birds (Notiomystis cincta), published this week in Evolutionary Applications, showed that bachelor males who don't hold breeding territories, known as 'floaters', could help maintain genetic diversity and decrease the likelihood of inbreeding by sneakily fathering chicks.
 

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