ULTIMATE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CAGED AND AVIARY BIRDS


ULTIMATE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CAGED AND AVIARY BIRDS

DAVID ALDERTON    Book Number: 88738    Product format: Hardback

With their rainbow coloured plumage, sparkly beady black eyes and hooked beaks, beautiful birds have been studied, collected, admired and captured for centuries. The bird groups covered in this spectacular gallery include wax bills, weavers and whydahs, canaries and related finches, quails and pheasants, soft bills, Australian parakeets, cockatiels, cockatoos, lories and lorikeets, parrots, and the good old pigeon and dove family. Fully updated to caring for pet birds in the home or outdoor aviary, learn how to select the right bird for your lifestyle, advice on buying, breeding and showing, how to feed and handle your bird correctly, foods and their uses, maintaining your bird's health and how to keep the bird alert in the best condition, common bird diseases and what to do when problems occur. On huge bright white glossy paper the birds themselves are one or two to a page, many double page spreads, fact boxes about breeding with length, incubation period, fledgling period and clutch size, this is a book to simply admire not just for the beauty and shape of these birds like the Royal or Emerald Starlings and the magnificent display of the cock Indian Peafowl, the colours of the plumage and crests, heads and tails makes for an ornamental gallery of pure nature. The Gouldian finches of Australia are spectacularly attractive such as one red-headed one with a cherry-red tip to his bill, blue and yellow belly, bright green wings and azure ruff around his black throat. There are amazing images of hatchlings right from incubation taken with cameras inside nests, their tiny mouths begging for food. 256 heavyweight pages, 9" x 11¼". Colour.
Published price: £20
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ISBN 9781782143987
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