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(Australia) Land of Parrots
An historical sketch of parrots from 397 BC to the present, focusing on the first recorded sightings of various Australian species.
- by R.J. McMillan


Mar/Apr
1992
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A Major Event
A remarkable success story of breeding Major Mitchell cockatoos, after 10 years of frustration.
- by Steve Groom


Jan/Feb
1997
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Another Lesson in Aviary Management
X-rays show a Blue Bonnet cock bird with a (fatal) heavy concentration of metal in the gizzard. Can the hen be saved?
- by Kevin Goulter

Jul/Aug
1993
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Australian Lorikeets - Part I
Contains an introduction to keeping Lorikeets, including information on their diet and other foods.
- by Jude Vaughan

Jan/Feb
1995
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Australian Lorikeets - Part II
Covers housing in conventional aviaries and suspendeds.
- by Jude Vaughan

Mar/Apr
1995
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Avian Nutrition
Psittacine dietary requirements: water, protein, fat, energy & vitamins.
- by Dr Adrian Gallagher

Sep/Oct
1995
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Bird Thieves Run Rampant - Justice Served
In late 1996 three thieves answered ads in local papers and magazines and after visiting several aviaries, returned late at night to steal the birds. In 1998 their sentence was handed down in the Brisbane District Court.
- by Dave Johnson & Damian Dunemann

Sep/Oct
1996
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Breeding King Parrots
One member successfully achieves breeding of King parrots.
- by Kerry Britnell

Mar/Apr
1996
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Budgerigars: Mini Aussie Megastars
The only parrot known to land on water, drink while floating with wings outstretched, then fly up from the surface... no wonder they are considered the world's most popular Aussie.
- by Steven Van Dyck

May/Jun
1998
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Cockatiels - Part I
Michael relates his experiences with Cockatiels and some of the new mutations.
- by Michael Anderson

Nov/Dec
1996
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Cockatiels - Part II
More experiences with Cockatiels, including nesting, feeding and predators.
- by Michael Anderson

Nov/Dec
1996
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Cockatiels: How Long Do They Live?
Meet "Cheekie", a 30 year old Cockatiel.
- by J. Howard Brown

May/Jun
1997
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Cockatoo Talk
Notes from a general meeting lecture on the Major Mitchell, Red-tailed Black and Gang-gang Cockatoos.
- by Klaus Sietas


Jul/Aug
1995
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Coping with Infertility
Covers gender, behavioural, nutritional, environmental and medical problems associated with breeding.
- by Dr Brett Gartrell, B.V.Sc (Hons)

Nov/Dec
1997
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Conures in Australia
The three families, Aratinga, Nandayus, and Pyrrhuras.
- by Mick Blake

Mar/Apr
1997
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Double-eyed Fig Parrot & Red-browed Fig Parrot
The captive situation of the Red-browed Fig Parrot.
- by Geoff Gurvan

Sep/Oct
1995
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Eclectus Parrots - Part I
Describes in detail this beautiful parrot and the nine subspecies. Part I covers subspecies identification.
- by Chris Hunt


Mar/Apr
1998
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Eclectus Parrots - Part II
Part II covers breeding in captivity, incubation and weights.
- by Chris Hunt

Mar/Apr
1998
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Endangered New Zealand Parrots
The Kakapo (the world's heaviest bird) and the South Island Kaka (New Zealand's most colourful parrot).
- by Dawn Stewart


Sep/Oct
1998
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Gang-gang Cockatoos - Part I
Covers the description, range, habitat and aviary notes.
- by John McGrath

Sep/Oct
1998
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Gang-gang Cockatoos - Part II
Covers Natural Habitat changes and Cacatua affinities.
- by John McGrath

Sep/Oct
1998
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Getting Cocky - Animal Rights Activists Free Pet Birds
A group of 30 members in Melbourne called "Free the Cockatoos" intent on freeing pet birds.
- by Alexandra Kelly


Jul/Aug
1998
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Golden Shouldered Parrot - Part I
An outline of the captive Golden Shouldered Parrot's general traits and some of it's unique qualities.
- by Daryl Albertson

Jan/Feb
1996
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Golden Shouldered Parrot - Part II
The general breeding characteristics of the species.
- by Daryl Albertson

Mar/Apr
1996
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