aviculture

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aviculture

the rearing of birds, usually caged birds.
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The birds were then returned to the aviculturist who reported that no problems were observed in the 3-month period after their return.
Kennedy, the Southern California state coordinator of the American Federation of Aviculturists, estimates nearly 4 million birds, including poultry, have been destroyed since the outbreak was first reported last fall.
The egg was only the second laid at Slimbridge in 16 years and the new-found fertility of other flamingos in the Andean pen has left aviculturists scratching their heads.
Experienced aviculturists report that, with a few exceptions, most finches get along well together and in mixes with button, common, and silver quail; canaries; cockatiels; and diamond, South African, and white doves.
Now, with the birds right under their noses, aviculturists hope to add to their meager knowledge of the world's most hardy and likable birds.
Aviculturists may also find the contents useful but I suspect the vast majority of birders would not use it enough to warrant its purchase.
In that case, aviculturists might be able to preserve tariffs that would prevent the destruction of their industry.
Kennedy serves as the Southern California state coordinator of the American Federation of Aviculturists, a nationwide organizations of bird dealers and owners.
Operation Migration has a new route this year that will take our team of aviculturists and pilots leading Whooping cranes through Alabama and Georgia on our way to Florida.
The stolen scarlet macaw was precious to the aviculturists because she is 70 years old and still capable of producing half a dozen babies annually.