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Keeping birds flying
Wednesday, May 24 2006 @ 06:37 PM UTC
Contributed by: roelantjonker
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General News Turner specialist works with owners to allow their feathered pets to flap free

CAROL MCALICE CURRIE
Statesman Journal
May 19, 2006

To clip or not to clip?

Most pet-bird owners wrestle with the decision about wing-clipping early in their birds' lives.

Salem veterinarian Dr. Madeline Rae said for most owners, the decision to clip is based on two simple thoughts: to keep the bird safe and to keep it from escaping.

But because of an increasing obesity problem among some pet birds, there is a small and growing number of bird owners who are opting to keep their bird flighted.

Chris Shank, a Turner resident, is one such bird owner.

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A1237 and S1768 Bill Update from Alison
Sunday, May 21 2006 @ 11:31 PM UTC
Contributed by: Alison
Views: 5249
General News I just got word from New Jersey Animal Rights Alliance - Bill S1768 (aka A1237) was heard by the Senate Environment Committee 0n 5/15, and I was not notified.

Meanwhile, NJ F&W sent a FAX containing their side of the story, calling upon the Committee NOT to approve Bill 1768, and it was held. It remains before the Senate Environment Committee.

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Project Guyana: Conservation through Ecotourism
Monday, May 15 2006 @ 07:46 PM UTC
Contributed by: Paul Brennan
Views: 9868
Travel by Paul Brennan

It is just before dawn in the Kanuku Mountains of Guyana, and the sun has not yet burned away the mist that gets caught with the night beneath the rainforest canopy. As several of the Macushi villagers stand by the creek hauling in fishing nets, a frightening shriek cuts through the undergrowth from just outside the camp, wrenching me from my sleep. Two of our guides, including Dexter, instinctively grab their bows and flashlights and race off towards the screams origin.

I stumble down the steps of my thatched-roof cabin as a faint lavender hue climbs its way across the morning sky. A flock of orange-wing amazon parrots streak over head in a flash of orange and green, announcing the new day in their typical chatter; a pair of macaws pass through, concealed in the thick foliage, their unmistakable raucous calls the only evidence of their presence. Soon the red-howler monkeys will be joining the morning chorus.

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Gunn wants corella cull in Australia
Thursday, May 04 2006 @ 10:45 AM UTC
Contributed by: roelantjonker
Views: 4859
General News By GREG KELTON 04may06

OUTSPOKEN Liberal backbencher Graham Gunn has given Parliament the "recipe" for a poison to kill thousands of corellas in the state's Mid North in a bid to cut their numbers.

Mr Gunn said his personal assistant's grandfather had provided the details: "50 pounds of wheat, a bottle of strychnine and a cup of paraffin oil."

Mr Gunn said it would have the corellas "falling out of the sky like Spitfires".

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A very special egg a Spixs Macaw
Saturday, April 22 2006 @ 12:40 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
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Conservation A little Spixs Macaw was the Easter present of the worlds rarest parrot species, which has been extinct in the wild since October 2000 in its home country of Brazil. It can only be saved by means of a captive breeding programme. This egg comes from the only active breeding pair at present found in a zoological garden.

The chances for optimal development of this nestling are good and the Loro Parque Fundacin is optimistic that another Spixs Macaw will grow to be an adult and contribute to the conservation of its species.

Currently in the official breeding programme of the Brazilian Government there are only twelve living birds, including this chick, found worldwide (five birds in Sao Paulo Zoo, Brazil, five birds in the Loro Parque Fundacin, Tenerife,) and another pair at a private centre in Brazil. Of these, the only breeding pair is kept in the Loro Parque Fundacin. After the two Spixs Macaws that hatched in 2004, this chick represents the third success of this pair.

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New species of parrot, mouse found in Philippines
Tuesday, April 11 2006 @ 01:12 AM UTC
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Conservation MANILA: A brightly plumaged parrot and a long-tailed forest mouse unique to the Philippines have been discovered in the vanishing rainforest of a tiny tropical island, US-based researchers said.


Camiguin, a volcanic island in the southern Philippines, is a treasure trove for fauna, and already had an endemic species of rodent and frog before the discovery of the rusty brown mouse and the green hanging parrot, known among locals as "Colasisi".

But Camiguin's wildlife was at risk from deforestation, researchers, writing in "Fieldiana: Zoology", a scientific journal published by the Chicago-based Field Museum of Natural History, warned.

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