Birds in Indonesia: 1,605 Confirmed, 126 Threatened

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Based on Burung Indonesia's data, the number of bird species in Indonesia has increased from 1,598 in 2012 to 1,605 species in 2013. “There have been seven newly recorded species in the country in 2010-2012,” Jihad, Bird Conservation Officer of Burung Indonesia said. Based on several reports published during the period, the seven bird species which previously have never been recorded in the country were sighted on Indonesian islands.

Birds in Indonesia


How the finch change its tune

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Like top musicians, songbirds train from a young age to weed out errors and trim variability from their songs, ultimately becoming consistent and reliable performers. But as with human musicians, even the best are not machines. To learn and improve, the songbird brain needs to shake up its tried-and-true patterns with a healthy dose of creative experimentation. Until now, no one has found a specific mechanism by which this could occur.

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.