Encyclopedia of Aviculture
Wednesday, March 03 2010 @ 02:09 PM PST
Aviculturists today are faced with the challenge of establishing captive-bred strains that are no longer reliant on replenishments from wild stock, while helping to reduce the current rate of species extinctions. The Encyclopedia of Aviculture, by Glen Holland and a number of outstanding and experienced aviculturalists, is an exceptionally complete and helpful reference with a wealth of helpful information.
The most up-to-date and detailed compilation of world wide Avicultural species recorded to date. The book is devoted to exploring key aviculture subjects not usually discussed in detail in aviculture reference books.
Initiated as a book on African birds that feature in private avicultural and zoological collections around the globe, it soon became apparent that much of the information pertained to aviculture worldwide. Recognized avicultural experts woldwide have contributed to make this a truly international avicultural handbook.
A wide variety of valuable species are held outside of managed species programs and it is essential that we maximize the breeding potential of these species to ensure they contribute to long-term self-sustainable populations.
In this book the aviculturist is provided with proven, practical methods for the successful management and propigation of most of the families of birds in the world. The species addressed in this expansive volume are:
African Barbets, Alcids, Allies, Australian Wrens, Babblers, Barn owls, Bee-eaters, Birds of Paradise, Bitterns, Bowerbirds, Broadbills, Bulbuls, Buntings, Bustards, Buttonquails, Canaries, Cardinals, Cassowaries, Catbirds, Chachalacas, Chats, Cotingas, Coucals, Crakes, Cranes, Crows, Currasows, Doves, Drongos, Ducks, Eagles, Egrets, Emus, Falcons, Finches, Flamingoes, Flycatchers, Francolin, Frogmouths, Gallinules, Geese, Geese Ducks, Go-Away Birds, Ground Hornbills, Grouse, Guans, Guineafowls, Gulls, Hammerkop, Herons, Honeyeaters, Hoopoes, Hornbills, Hummingbirds, Ibis, Indigobirds, Jacanas, Jays, Kestrels, Kingfishers, Kiwis, Laughingthrushes, Leafbirds, Magpie Geese, Megapodes, Motmots, Mousebirds, Mynahs, New World Barbets, New World Cuckoos, Nighthawks, Nightjars, Old World Cuckoos, Orioles, Ostriches, Owlet-Nightjars, Parrots, Pelicans, Penguins, Petrels, Pheasants, Pies, Pigeons, Pittas, Plovers, Pochards, Pygme Geese, Quail, Railes, Rheas, Robin-chats, Rollers, Sandgrouse, Seaducks, Seriemas, Shelducks, Shoebill, Sparrolarks, Sparrows, Spoonbill, Starlings, Stiff-tailed Ducks, Stilts, Storks, Sunbirds, Swallows, Swans, Tanagers, Thick-Knees, Tinamous, Toucans, Trogans, True Shrikes, True Thrushes, True Turacos, Trumpeters, Turkeys, Vultures, Waders, Wagtails, Waxbills, Waxwings, Weavers, Whistling Ducks, White-eyes, Whydahs, Wood Warblers, Woodhoopoes & Woodpeckers.
Vital, practical components for avicultural success that are universally applicable to a wide range of species, such as diets, compatibility with other species, habitat requirements, incubation, and hand-raising techniques are included.
The Author Glen Holland's intense interest in wildlife, the outdoors and, in particular, ornithology, began in the early years of his life in South Africa. Much of his free time during school years was spent doing voluntary work at the World of Birds, assisting with the rescue of oil-contaminated sea birds, and reading all things avicultural. This avocation ultimately led to a career that encompassed various aspects of wildlife and habitat management, conservation, and environmental education.
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