aviculture

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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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Semen was collected in the full breeding season from 6 birds in the collection of an amateur aviculturist.
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.
The American Federation of Aviculture (AFA), with aviculturists, breeders, and others involved with the bird industry, is trying to gather data on the populations of ESA-listed parrot species owned by individuals in the United States and has asked the Association of Avian Veterinarians for support and assistance.
In that case, aviculturists might be able to preserve tariffs that would prevent the destruction of their industry.
Kennedy serves as the Southern California state coordinator of the American Federation of Aviculturists, a nationwide organizations of bird dealers and owners.
16) Aviculturists began to use probiotics developed for poultry or mammalian Lactobacillus species supplements.
The stolen scarlet macaw was precious to the aviculturists because she is 70 years old and still capable of producing half a dozen babies annually.