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aviculture

[′ā·və‚kəl·chər]
(vertebrate zoology)
Care and breeding of birds, especially wild birds, in captivity.
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In Arapongas, Brazil, Fandino-Marino walked the streets of town during 1998, listening to sounds of captive Bare-throated Bellbirds (Procnias nudicollis) that many aviculturists kept in the town.
5) Some clinicians frequently saw reproductively active birds, as aviculturists tried to breed "more valuable" species such as hyacinth macaws (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), African grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus), and the rare cockatoo (Cacatua species).
We normally watch the behaviors of the adult birds to clue us into the possibility of an egg being in the burrow," said Todd Dunkirk, senior aviculturist.
Two weeks before acquisition for this project, the aviculturist offered the birds a pelleted diet (Daily Maintenance mini pellet, Roudybush, Woodland, CA, USA) in addition to their free-choice seed and chopped vegetable diet.
Langley, a retiree and aviculturist in suburban Brentwood, said 73 of the birds - all that were released by their recipients - had flown home safely.
The Fund has supported SANCCOB not only with financial support, but has also sent aviculturists from SeaWorld to South Africa to assist with penguin rehabilitation.
Floriot heads a team of three - the only wildfowl aviculturists working in Madagascar.
16) Aviculturists began to use probiotics developed for poultry or mammalian Lactobacillus species supplements.
Proceedings of the International Aviculturists Society, 1998 Mar 4-8; Orlando, Florida; 1998.
The aviculturists who were so willing to sacrifice the corn producers are now quaking in their own boots in anticipation of US chicken parts raining down on their markets.