Estrildid Finches

By G.J. Huisman. After 9 years of extensive research, I am very pleased to announce that the unique book ‘Estrildid Finches of the World’ will soon be published in English and Dutch. The book consists of 396 A4 pages of descriptive and factual text, 1,052 full-colour photographs and 146 maps, printed on high quality paper and bound with a laminated hard cover. The family of Estrildid comprises 34 genera with 145…

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Crimson Finch Recovery.

Crimson Finch Recovery around Cairns –    the first ten years by John Davies-Griffith In February 2000 I was approached by Ergon Energy scheduler Steve Warren to have a look at three power poles in the Aloomba District south of Cairns that had been marked for replacement. They had signs of fresh nests that had been made in rot holes in the poles and they…

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An insect light trap

    An insect light trap – an additional source of livefood for your birds. by David Holmes, NSW Today we have numerous types of live food available to feed our birds. Termites, Mealworms, Bush Fly Maggots and Flies and Crickets to name the more popular ones available.  For some species even these insects may not fulfil their diverse nutritional requirements. There is, however, another…

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Building A Fly Dispenser Cage

Ian Brown an expert bird breeder from Brisbane. He has designed an innovative Fly Release Cage which he now uses to provide adults flies to his softbills and finches. In this video Ian will demonstrate how easy it is to build your Fly Dispenser Cage from materials available from any good hardware store. Click on Tutorials to see Ian Brown’s Building a Fly Dispenser Cage.…

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Building a Fly Release Cage

Ian Brown an expert bird breeder from Brisbane. He has designed an innovative Fly Release Cage which he now uses to provide adults flies to his softbills and finches. In this video Ian will demonstrate how easy it is to build your Fly Dispenser Cage from materials available from any good hardware store. Click above to see how it is done.…

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