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Encyclopedia of Aviculture
Glen Holland
832 Pages
ISBN: 978 0888394606
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Encyclopedia of Aviculture

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Glen Holland, a bird keeper and wildlife lover since youth, embarked on a career in wildlife and habitat management, conservation and environmental education, leading to the current position of Director of Auckland Zoo. Together with other recognised avicultural experts from around the world, Glen formulated the in-depth information presented in this encyclopedia.


  • Stress Management
  • Control of Vermin
  • Propogation of Livefood
  • Avicultural Management
  • Compatible Species

The aviculturist is provided with proven, practical methods for the successful management and propagation of most of the families of birds in the world.

Species accounts vary from

  • Ostrich
  • Hhummingbirds
  • Waxbills
  • Congo Peafowl
  • Kiwi
  • Saddle-bill Stork
  • Bee-eaters
  • Swallows
  • Red Siskins

for avicultural success that are universally applicable to a wide range of species

  • Diet
  • Compatibility with Other Species
  • Habitat Requirements
  • Incubation
  • Handraising Techniques

Aviculturists today are faced with the challenge of establishing captive-bred strains that are no longer reliant on replenishments from wild stock, while attempting to reduce the current rate of species extinctions. Glen's commendable desire that this book will assist aviculturists in achieving this goal is certainly achieved.

This title is more suited to the serious aviculturist who would appreciate the wealth of research and extensive information provided on a vast array of species.

Additional Recommended Reading

Back Issues of Australian BirdKeeper Magazine
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