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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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The kea included in this study were in the collection of an amateur aviculturist.
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).
The birds were then returned to the aviculturist who reported that no problems were observed in the 3-month period after their return.
Visitors will have an opportunity to meet brown pelicans and turkey vultures, and learn about seabirds' springtime courtship antics during chats with aviculturists.
Floriot heads a team of three - the only wildfowl aviculturists working in Madagascar.
THE COOPERATIVISTPARTICIPATION OF THE AVICULTURISTS IN WESTERN PARANA.
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.
Kennedy, the Southern California state coordinator of the American Federation of Aviculturists, estimates nearly 4 million birds, including poultry, have been destroyed since the outbreak was first reported last fall.
The egg was only the second laid at Slimbridge in 16 years and the new-found fertility of other flamingos in the Andean pen has left aviculturists scratching their heads.
Experienced aviculturists report that, with a few exceptions, most finches get along well together and in mixes with button, common, and silver quail; canaries; cockatiels; and diamond, South African, and white doves.
Now, with the birds right under their noses, aviculturists hope to add to their meager knowledge of the world's most hardy and likable birds.