Is a Cockatoo the Pet for You?

November 12, 2007 by  
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There are twenty-one species of cockatoos belonging to the family Cacatuidae of the order Psittaciformes. Although similar to parrots in many of their characteristics, they are not of the same family. True parrots belong to the family Psittacidae also of the order Psittaciformes. On average cockatoos are larger than parrots.

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What Should You Do if You Find a Baby Bird?

November 9, 2007 by  
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What should you do if you find a baby bird? There are times that baby birds either fall out of their nests or their nests are destroyed. People often feel sorry for these babies and take them home to care for them, but there are a few dangers involved for the bird that the public should be aware of.

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Birding in Madera Canyon, Arizona

November 7, 2007 by  
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The beautiful Madera Canyon, located in the Santa Rita Mountain Range in southern Arizona, is considered by many to be a bird-watcher’s paradise. The terrain on the approach to Madera Canyon is grasslands, which gives way to mountain forest. The area is renowned for its abundance of bird species and the relatively easy access to watch and photograph birds that are generally not seen elsewhere.

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Birds of Eden – A Little Piece of Avian Heaven

November 5, 2007 by  
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The lush Garden Route area along the coast of South Africa can readily be described as a piece of paradise. The world’s largest free flight bird sanctuary, Birds of Eden, is situated in the heart of this piece of paradise. A single birdcage spans two hectares of indigenous forest, including a gorge, and is home to more than 2,000 birds of 180 species from various continents. These include parrots, parakeets, toucans, hornbills, thrushes, conures, cranes, flamingoes, ibises, swans and many more.

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Indian Ringneck Parakeet

November 2, 2007 by  
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The Indian Ringneck Parakeet has become a favorite choice as a pet, over the years. These birds were originally found in Asia and in Africa, and can still be seen in the forests of these countries. Today however, they are found almost everywhere in the world, and these magnificently intelligent birds have learned to adapt to new environments. It has been documented as far back as 200BC, that royals and the wealthy who built elaborate cages to house colorful birds and display their beauty, were already admiring the Indian Ringneck Parakeet. Captive breeding started in the 1920’s, which led to mutations in color and a variety of spectacular birds.

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