Softbills

Care, Breeding and Conservation

Author: Martin Vince

Publisher: Hancock House Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780888393937

Category: Nature

Page: 278

View: 4404

Author Martin Vince offers an exhaustive volume about the biology and ecology of softbills -- small, flying birds that do not live on seeds, but on soft foods such as fruits, insects and meats. A practical and uniquely detailed book, it is based on the author's experience during twenty years of keeping and breeding a large range of softbills. The first section of text covers the basics from purchasing and housing to the particulars such as handling, banding and nutrition. The second section focuses on the different species, covering topics such as size, sexing, incubation and breeding. Because all of the birds described have been kept by the author, the information is especially relevant and helpful. This thoroughly modern, easy-to-use guide is sure to become the definitive source for softbill keepers.

Encyclopedia of the World's Zoos

Author: Catharine E. Bell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781579581749

Category: Zoo animals

Page: 1577

View: 2636

Empire's Children looks at works at by Rudyard Kipling, Frances Hodgson Burnett, E. Nesbit, Hugh Lofting, A.A. Milne, and Arthur Ransome for the ways these writers consciously and unconsciously used the metaphors of empire in their writing for children.

The Birds World

Author: Nicolae Sfetcu

Publisher: Nicolae Sfetcu

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pets

Page: 1844

View: 4836

Birds are among the most extensively studied of all animal groups. Hundreds of academic journals and thousands of scientists are devoted to bird research, while amateur enthusiasts (called birdwatchers or, more commonly, birders) probably number in the millions. Birds are categorised as a biological class, Aves. The earliest known species of this class is Archaeopteryx lithographica, from the Late Jurassic period. According to the most recent consensus, Aves and a sister group, the order Crocodilia, together form a group of unnamed rank, the Archosauria. Phylogenetically, Aves is usually defined as all descendants of the most recent common ancestor of modern birds (or of a specific modern bird species like Passer domesticus), and Archaeopteryx. Modern phylogenies place birds in the dinosaur clade Theropoda. Modern birds are divided into two superorders, the Paleognathae (mostly flightless birds like ostriches), and the wildly diverse Neognathae, containing all other birds.

Conservation Biology of Hawaiian Forest Birds

Implications for Island Avifauna

Author: Thane K. Pratt

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300141084

Category: Nature

Page: 707

View: 3834

Hawaii’s forest bird community is the most insular and most endangered in the world and serves as a case study for threatened species globally. Ten have disappeared in the past thirty years, nine are critically endangered, and even common species are currently in decline. Thane K. Pratt, his coeditors, and collaborators, all leaders in their field, describe the research and conservation efforts over the past thirty years to save Hawaii’s forest birds. They also offer the most comprehensive look at the reasons for these extinctions and attempts to overcome them in the future. Among the topics covered in this book are trends in bird populations, environmental and genetic factors limiting population size, avian diseases, predators, and competing alien bird species. Color plates by award-winning local photographer Jack Jeffrey illustrate all living species discussed or described.

Pekin Robins and Small Softbills

Management and Breeding

Author: Peter Karsten

Publisher: Surrey, B.C. : Hancock House

ISBN: 9780888396068

Category: Nature

Page: 252

View: 6929

The most comprehensive and current book on its topic, this handbook provides both novice and experienced aviculturists with detailed information and techniques for managing and breeding pekin robins and other small softbill birds. The topics covered include: biology; housing; predator management; acquisition, quarantine and acclimation; breeding; hand-rearing; feeding; cultivating live food; health care; and conservation breeding. As well the book includes an extensive list of softbill species, complete with beautiful watercolour prints of the various birds described. The author's own precise drawings and photographs complement the descriptions and instructions within each section, enabling readers to better understand the procedures being outlined. In addition, the inclusion of case histories drawn from the author's own aviculture experiences provides interesting anecdotal information that takes the book away from being simply a "how-to" manual.

Atlas des Vogelzugs

die Wanderungen der Vögel auf unserer Erde

Author: Jonathan Elphick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783258072883

Category:

Page: 176

View: 6431

Die Kulturgeschichte des Zoos

Author: Lothar Dittrich,Dietrich von Engelhardt,Annelore Rieke-Müller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Zoos

Page: 216

View: 2058

Atlas der bedrohten Arten

Author: Richard Mackay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783258074542

Category: Bedrohte Pflanzen - Biodiversität - Naturschutz

Page: 128

View: 8626

Eine in Kartenform präsentierte Dokumentation über die weltweite Bedrohung von Tieren, Pflanzen und Ökosystemen.

A Guide to Australian Dragons in Captivity

Author: Danny Brown

Publisher: ABK Publications

ISBN: 0975820052

Category: Pets

Page: 295

View: 9021

Detailed information on all aspects of captive husbandry relating to the most commonly kept species of Australian dragon lizards including individual chapters on Bearded, Crevice and Rock, Two-lined, Earless, Heath, Frilled, Large Arboreal, Rainforest, Sand, Small Arboreal, and Water Dragons. General Husbandry chapters cover stock selection, handling and hygiene, transportation, security and safety, quarantine, indoor and outdoor enclosure options, enclosure size, compatibility, ventilation, substrate choices, hide sites, enclosure enrichment, heating, lighting, thermostats, invertebrate and vertebrate food items, artificial diets, culturing insect foods, dietary supplements and dealing with feeding problems. Breeding chapters include visual sexing techniques, other sexing techniques including some revolutionary new methods, courtship and mating, cooling and separation, reproductive strategies, caring for gravid females, nest facilities, egg management, artificial incubation facilities and regimes, temperature dependent sex determination, and hatchling care. Complete with a comprehensive health and disease chapter.

Zebrafinken glücklich & gesund

Author: Horst Bielfeld

Publisher: GRÄFE UND UNZER Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 9783774256651

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

View: 3337

Die quirligen Zebrafinken mit ihrem prächtigen Gefieder sind die beliebtesten aller Prachtfinkenarten. Die kleinen Vögel, die sich erst in Gesellschaft von Artgenossen wohl fühlen, haber auch noch viel mehr zu bieten als ein hübsches Federkleid. Neugierig betrachten sie ihre Umgebung, beäugen jede Neuerung mit großem Interesse und freuen sich über viele Beschäftigungsmöglichkeiten. Zebrafinken werden nicht so zutraulich wie die meisten anderen Vögel, entschädigen "ihre" Menschen dafür aber mit der Einladung, ihr spannendes und abwechslungsreiches Familienleben zu beobachten und bieten so "Natur pur" im Wohnzimmer. Dieser GU Tierratgeber enthält alle wichtigen Informationen rund ums artgerechte Zebrafinken-Leben.

Kanarienvögel

glücklich & gesund

Author: Lutz Bartuschek

Publisher: GRÄFE UND UNZER Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 9783774255845

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

View: 4164

Ob in leuchtendem Gelb oder Rot, ob mit Haube oder ohne: Kanarienvögel sind bekannt für ihren schönen Gesang. Doch unter dem farbenprächtigen Gefieder der temperamentvollen Vögel steckt noch viel mehr! Neugierig erkunden sie ihr Reich und freuen sich über Abwechslung und "Entertainment" beim täglichen Freiflug. Ist der kleine Tenor erst handzahm, lässt er "seine" Menschen auch gerne an seinen Abenteuern teilhaben. Dieser GU Tierratgeber bietet alle wichtigen Informationen rund ums artgerechte Kanarien-Leben.

Weber, Witwen, Sperlinge

Author: Horst Bielfeld

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783800172351

Category: Ploceidae

Page: 164

View: 3278

A Guide to Australian Monitors in Captivity

Author: Danny Brown

Publisher: ABK Publications

ISBN: 0975820079

Category: Pets

Page: 263

View: 6931

Detailed information on all aspects of captive husbandry relating to the most commonly kept species of Australian monitor species including individual chapters on Large Terrestrial and Arboreal Monitors, Rock, Small Terrestrial, Small and Medium Arboreal and Water Monitors. General Husbandry chapters cover stock selection, handling and hygiene, transportation, security and safety, quarantine, indoor and outdoor enclosure options, enclosure size, compatibility, ventilation, substrate choices, hide sites, enclosure enrichment, heating, lighting, thermostats, invertebrate and vertebrate food items, artificial diets, culturing insect foods, dietary supplements and dealing with feeding problems. Breeding chapters include visual sexing techniques, other sexing techniques including some revolutionary new methods, courtship and mating, cooling and separation, reproductive strategies, caring for gravid females, nest facilities, egg management, artificial incubation facilities and regimes, temperature dependent sex determination, and hatchling care. Complete with a comprehensive health and disease chapter.