The Colorful, Friendly Lorikeet

November 28, 2007 by  
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The colorfulness and friendliness of Lorikeets may easily entice aspiring bird owners to bring one of these delightful birds home after a visit to the pet shop. However, it pays to do careful research about what is involved in keeping Lorikeets before embarking on this adventure.

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Why Birds Bite and How to Avoid it

November 26, 2007 by  
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It can be very disappointing to a bird owner when their beloved pet bird starts biting, often for no apparent reason. This may result in a reluctance to handle the bird, which in turn can lead to further behavioral problems. So why do birds bite and what can be done to overcome this problem?

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The Joy of Owning Finches

November 21, 2007 by  
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Finches are known for their lively personalities. At a maximum length of approximately twenty centimeters, what they lack in size, they make up for in activity. For many years, finches have been kept as pets because of their beauty and their natural ability to bring sunshine into their owners’ lives. They are extremely low maintenance pets and perfect for bird lovers who live in small apartments. Proper care for these lively pets can ensure a long and healthy life that could span between five to ten years.

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Brilliant Birding in Malaysia

November 19, 2007 by  
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With a tropical climate, diverse terrain and lush vegetation supporting abundant bird life, combined with incredible scenery and friendly people, Malaysia continues to be a prime birding destination. From swampy mangroves to tropical rainforest-covered mountains, the landscape of Malaysia provides a variety of habitats for over 720 species of birds, including 39 endemic species, on the Malaysia Peninsula and Malaysia Borneo – the two regions of Malaysia which are separated by the South China Sea.

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Research into Alloanointing in Crested Auklets

November 14, 2007 by  
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Crested auklets nest in large colonies on isolated island cliffs in Siberia and Alaska. These small black and grey seabirds have bright orange bills, with white facial feathers and a prominent feathered crest rising from their foreheads. Recent research carried out on crested auklets nesting on the St. Lawrence Island in the northern Bering Sea off the coast of Siberia, has revealed an interesting courting ritual which, until now, has not been observed in birds.

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