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The charm of the English Cinnamon

Despite its long and complicated history, the true Cinnamon canary is still with us – in the hands of a tiny group of breeders. DONALD SKINNER-REID reckons it deserves wider appreciation

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Cage & Aviary Birds
December 24, 2019

Spangles: a personal overview

FRED WRIGHT relates a budgie story of over-exploitation, consequent problems and abundant potential for the future

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Cage & Aviary Birds
December 24, 2019

New converts to old breeds

Old and rare canaries have a reputation for adding fresh interest and challenge to the hobby. PETE HOOK and NICK JOY agree, and explain the birds’ charm to Dave Brown

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Cage & Aviary Birds
December 24, 2019

Themed aviaries are a hit with the public at annual Stafford show

DECORATIVE AVIARY DISPLAYS from a CBS and an online bird keeping advice group were voted in the top three by visitors for the inaugural Stafford Aviary Competition.

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Cage & Aviary Birds
December 18, 2019

Pieds with potential

More than just a lesser variety, the dominant pied will introduce challenge and change into most studs, reckons CLIVE WAKEMAN. Here he discusses pairings to try and others to avoid

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Cage & Aviary Birds
December 18, 2019

Club News

Welcome to the club and show pages – the bit that’s all about you Results: convention, specialist & rare and Breeder of the Year

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Cage & Aviary Birds
December 18, 2019

Canaries Month by Month:

With Christmas around the corner, BRIAN KEENAN is well into his winter programme, and reckons he might deserve a nice outcross

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Cage & Aviary Birds
December 18, 2019

The World's Best-Known Hummingbird?

Intensively studied, the gem-like Anna’s hummingbird is a welcome visitor to the gardens of America’s most populous state: California. Bill Naylor investigates its life history

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Cage & Aviary Birds
December 18, 2019

The truth about the ‘flying toad'

Odd local names and weird superstitions can’t hide the beauty and elegance of the nightjar, a species that has made a fascinating subject in a few zoo collections, reveals BILL NAYLOR

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Cage & Aviary Birds
December 04, 2019

The talent behind Pilsen Zoo

Rosemary Low meets the supremely gifted TOMÁS PES, the extraordinary leading spirit at one of Europe’s foremost zoos

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Cage & Aviary Birds
December 04, 2019

The Lütolf stud: an introduction

In the first of a series of articles, Fred Wright describes the birds currently being bred by Swiss maestro DANIEL LÜTOLF

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Cage & Aviary Birds
December 04, 2019

Star of the West

Eminent German softbill specialist THOMAS WENDT outlines his breeding techniques for a beautiful species of bluebird

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Cage & Aviary Birds
December 04, 2019

Showing the mighty Lancs

PAUL WOODWARD shares advice with Dave Brown on successfully breeding and exhibiting Lancashires, one of our most celebrated old canary varieties. Continues from last week

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Cage & Aviary Birds
December 04, 2019

A jaunty bird…

Ethiopia’s Yellow-fronted parrot is getting renewed conservation aid, despite alarming social upheavals, reports DAVID WAUGH

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Cage & Aviary Birds
December 04, 2019

Smart Choice, Docile Nature

Dave Brown welcomes the masked grassfinch to his birdroom and shares advice on this lovely Australian species

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Cage & Aviary Birds
December 04, 2019

The Return Of The Kite

Red is for ‘go’: GRAHAM WELLSTEAD celebrates one of the century’s most successful conservation stories in this country

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Cage & Aviary Birds
November 27, 2019

Seeds And Pictures

Not showing this year, TONY EDWARDS re-examines his dietary regime and creates a calendar for his bird club!

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Cage & Aviary Birds
November 27, 2019

Prague's New Parrot House

On a midsummer visit to Prague, ROSEMARY LOW simply had to call in at the famous zoo, where she enjoyed a preview tour of the benchmark-setting new parrot pavilion

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Cage & Aviary Birds
November 27, 2019

King Of The Coppies

Prize-winning Lancashire canary breeder PAUL WOODWARD may have come to canaries late, but he’d been breeding other birds successfully since childhood. Dave Brown hears his story

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Cage & Aviary Birds
November 27, 2019

Into The Show Season

It’s competition time for MARK JONES as he pits his stock against the best on the bench – not omitting to celebrate some pleasing recoveries and amend some memories that had played tricks!

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Cage & Aviary Birds
November 27, 2019

Green Magpies: A Pleasure And A Duty

GARY BRALSFORD discusses two of the superb species of the genus Cissa, with practical advice on keeping the commoner one, and a conservation overview of the rarer bird

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Cage & Aviary Birds
November 27, 2019

Cream Legbar, A Rare Delight

CHRIS GRAHAM introduces a rare British chicken with a friendly disposition – but warns us to beware of imitations

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Cage & Aviary Birds
November 27, 2019

You can't just specialise

DAVE BROWN recalls his progress through the show ranks and realises how important it still is to support CBS events

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Cage & Aviary Birds
November 20, 2019

Why recessives have regressed

Mistaken judging priorities have led the recessive pied far astray in recent years, reckons FRED WRIGHT – and GEOFF CAPES has reached the same conclusion about the variety

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Cage & Aviary Birds
November 20, 2019

Man's best friend?

No wild bird species has stuck so loyally to Homo sapiens as the house sparrow. BILL NAYLOR examines the nature of the link and the causes of the recent rupture, as sparrows have declined

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Cage & Aviary Birds
November 20, 2019

Long life to the Kilit!

A lovely though inconspicuous parrot species is finally receiving the conservation focus it badly needs, reports DAVID WAUGH

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Cage & Aviary Birds
November 20, 2019

In search of the song factor

Continuing from two weeks ago, MIKE NICHOLLS updates us on the results and possibilities generated by his crossbreeding project – particularly in its vocal aspect

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Cage & Aviary Birds
November 20, 2019

Food for the mind

Dot summarises some of her recent reading in the ever-expanding field of parrot study

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Cage & Aviary Birds
November 20, 2019

Falling in love with Yorkshires all over again

ROBIN HURWORTH’s return to breeding Yorkshire canaries has been well worth the wait for both Robin and the fancy, writes Steve Dominey

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Cage & Aviary Birds
November 20, 2019

Swords at the cutting edge

DAVE BROWN reports from a most memorable two-day event just outside Dublin

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Cage & Aviary Birds
November 13, 2019

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