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Cage & Aviary Birds Magazine

51 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From $1.47 per issue Cage & Aviary Birds is the world’s only weekly newspaper for birdkeepers. Written by bird experts for bird fans, it is packed with news, advice and comment from the avicultural scene. An essential resource for members of bird clubs and societies, it also offers an unrivalled marketplace for sellers and buyers of birds and all bird-related products, both in the British Isles and around the world.
As a weekly, it’s a uniquely comprehensive and topical source of news on all subjects that affect the birdkeeper: from legal changes and government consultations, through zoo and bird-park events, scientific research and business news, to the achievements of personalities in the hobby, as well as clubs and their members.
While it’s first and foremost a newspaper, each issue also offers a wealth of practical advice and tips from the top names in the bird world, plus opinion, controversy, species and hobbyist profiles, humour and nostalgia. Bargain-hunters eagerly await their copy to scan its paid and free adverts, and it is quite simply The Bible for show reports, club news and events.
Since 1902, Cage & Aviary Birds has consistently been the first-choice publication for keen birdkeepers,

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Cage & Aviary Birds  |  No.5792 Global Budgie Scene  


IT’S A CRACID!” If the late Frank Carson had been a
birdkeeper, he’d surely have been a fan of the
characterful Cracidae: the guans, chachalacas and
curassows, near relations of the pheasants and other
gamebirds. Even those names are bursting with
personality, and the birds themselves are a knockout when
viewed in a suitably sizeable aviary.
The chachalacas and guans are smaller and more
arboreal, whereas the curassows are huge – some almost
turkey-sized – and enjoy strutting regally around on the
deck. And it’s the more spectacular curassows that tend to
feature in bird collections. For instance, I’m delighted to
learn from Ron Toft (see page 16) that the splendid
yellow-knobbed curassow (Crax daubentoni) stars at The
Living Rainforest near Newbury, not too far from me.
It's ages since I saw this species in its native habitat on the plains of
Venezuela – land that the late President Chávez ordered to be
made over to cash crops as soon as possible, thereby
abruptly putting this and many other species at risk.
The curassows combine a natural nobility with some
pretty wacky looks – notably, their brightly coloured, even
bizarre-looking headgear. As well as the yellow-knobbed
curassow, you've got the blue-knobbed, the wattled and
the northern helmeted. Ah, the northern helmeted... it was
a male of this species that carved out a place in Cage &
Aviary Birds history when, during a staff visit to Leeds
Castle, it formed an intimate relationship with the right leg
of this magazine’s editor of that time.
I couldn’t possibly say which editor, of course.
■ Ed’s Quote of the Week: “To break the ice, Al’s wife
brought along her giant sloth to meet
us.” That would probably do the trick,
especially at a parrot seminar! See page
19. And enjoy your birds this week.
Cage & Aviary Birds is the world’s only weekly newspaper for birdkeepers. Written by bird experts for bird fans, it is packed with news, advice and comment from the avicultural scene. An essential resource for members of bird clubs and societies, it also offers an unrivalled marketplace for sellers and buyers of birds and all bird-related products, both in the British Isles and around the world.
As a weekly, it’s a uniquely comprehensive and topical source of news on all subjects that affect the birdkeeper: from legal changes and government consultations, through zoo and bird-park events, scientific research and business news, to the achievements of personalities in the hobby, as well as clubs and their members.
While it’s first and foremost a newspaper, each issue also offers a wealth of practical advice and tips from the top names in the bird world, plus opinion, controversy, species and hobbyist profiles, humour and nostalgia. Bargain-hunters eagerly await their copy to scan its paid and free adverts, and it is quite simply The Bible for show reports, club news and events.
Since 1902, Cage & Aviary Birds has consistently been the first-choice publication for keen birdkeepers, whether experienced or new to the hobby.
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Cage & Aviary Birds

great read the best Reviewed Friday, July 17, 2020
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This magazine is the life blood of our hobby Reviewed Wednesday, June 17, 2020
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Do not change "Cage & Aviary Birds" magazine. That is perfect. Reviewed Monday, June 8, 2020
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You should not ask me that question for as a regular writer since 1970 - and reader since 1948 my response will be biased

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Keep up the good work in these difficult times. Reviewed Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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