Birds

 


Captive Management  Husbandry

Manuals

This Husbandry Manual Register is in two parts;

1. The first section is an index of Bird Taxonomic Orders. Click on the Taxonomic link to be taken to the relevant section within the second section of the Registry.  Please note that Husbandry Manuals are not currently available for all groups or species.

2. The second section provides the contact details for the Husbandry Manuals known to us from the taxonomic group you have selected, listed by Taxonomic Family.

If the contact details for a specific Manual has changed or you know of, or are searching for, a specific Manual which is not listed here, please contact me and I will endeavour to assist.

Many of the following Husbandry Manuals are available from one or more of the regional Zoo Management Associations; unfortunately in most cases you need to be a financial member of the relevant Association in order to be eligible to obtain a copy of a Manual. However, wherever possible, contact details for obtaining a copy directly from the authors (or elsewhere) is provided.

 

Bird Index

Non-passerine families

Passerine families

 

Bird Husbandry Manuals

Common Diseases of Urban Wildlife; Birds (Part 1)
K. Rose (2005).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Common Diseases of Urban Wildlife; Birds (Part 2)
K. Rose (2005).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Common Diseases of Urban Wildlife; Myopathy & Trauma
K. Rose (2005).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Wildlife Health in Tasmania: Disease Information
Department of Primary Industries and Water (undated).
- Avian Influenza
- Devil Facial Tumour Disease
- Amphibian Chytridiomycosis
- Platypus Mucormycosis
- Toxoplasmosis
- Sarcoptic Mange
- Seal Tuberculosis
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Non-toxic for birds list and things that are toxic for birds.
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

Identification & Care of Chicks, Nestlings & Fledglings
Norma Henderson (undated).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

How to Use a Crop Needle.
Dr Tony Gestier (2010).
YouTube video demonstrating how to correctly use a Crop Needle.
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to view

Non-passerine families

Hygiene Protocols for the Prevention and Control of Diseases (Particularly Beak and Feather Disease) in Australian Birds
Department of the Environment and Heritage (2006).
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

Information On Human Health Hazards From Animal Diseases (Zoonoses)
Compiled by John Potter (2007).
Contact me for availability

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Struthionidae (Ostrich)

Feeding Guidelines for Ratites in Zoos
James Sales (2002).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Ratite Egg Incubation
Joan S. Jeffrey, Gregory P. Martin, & Roy C. Fanguy (2001).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

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Rheidae (Rheas)

Feeding Guidelines for Ratites in Zoos
James Sales (2002).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Ratite Egg Incubation
Joan S. Jeffrey, Gregory P. Martin, & Roy C. Fanguy (2001).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

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Casuariidae (Cassowaries)

Feeding Guidelines for Ratites in Zoos
James Sales (2002).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Cassowary Husbandry Manual
(undated)
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

Cassowary Husbandry Manual
Gjalt Erkelens (revised - 2004).
EAZA

Cassowary Husbandry Manual
L. Romer (ed) (1997).
Go here to download

Ratite Egg Incubation
Joan S. Jeffrey, Gregory P. Martin, & Roy C. Fanguy (2001).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

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Dromaiidae (Emu)

Emu Husbandry Guidelines
Swarbrick, K. (2009).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Feeding Guidelines for Ratites in Zoos
James Sales (2002).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Ratite Egg Incubation
Joan S. Jeffrey, Gregory P. Martin, & Roy C. Fanguy (2001).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

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Apterygidae (Kiwis)

Brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli) Husbandry Manual
Ian Fraser & Tracy Johnson (2009).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Kiwi Captive Management Plan
Threatened Species Occasional Publication 24 (2004).
Department of Conservation, Wellington, New Zealand.
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Kiwi first aid and veterinary care
Kerri J. Morgan (2008).
Department of Conservation, Wellington, New Zealand.
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Feeding Guidelines for Ratites in Zoos
James Sales (2002).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Ratite Egg Incubation
Joan S. Jeffrey, Gregory P. Martin, & Roy C. Fanguy (2001).
Available at web site PDF):
Go here to download

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Tinamidae (Tinamous)

Anhimidae (Screamers)

Anserantidae (Magpie-Goose)

 

Anatidae (Swans, Geese & Ducks)

Cape Barren Goose Husbandry Manual
Reeve-Parker, L. (2007).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Plumed Whistling Duck Husbandry Guidelines
McCray, J. (2008).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

New Zealand Shoveler Husbandry Manual
Nik Merrilees (2002).
Auckland Zoological Park,
Private Bag, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1002, NZ.
Phone: + 64 9360 3800
Fax: + 64 9360 3818

E-mail:
aucklandzoo@akcity.co.nz

Brown Teal/Pateke Husbandry Manual
Helen Gummer & Kevin Evans (2003).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Brown Teal Captive Management Plan
Grant Dumbell (2000).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Campbell Island Teal Husbandry Manual
Helen Gummer (1999).
Contact me for availability

Blue Duck Husbandry Manual
Martin Bell (1999).
Contact me for availability

Madagascan dabbling ducks
(Anas bernieri & Anas melleri) Guidelines on their husbandry, biology and conservation.
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (2005).
Contact:
H. Glyn Young
E-mail:
Glyn.Young@durrell.org

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Megapodiidae (Megapodes)

Captive Breeding and Management of Malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata)
Judith Gillespie (2008). (Paper)

Contact me for availability

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Cracidae (Curassows & Guans)

Wattled Curassow Husbandry Manual
(Undated)
AZA
ISIS

Curassow Husbandry Protocol
William Trey Todd, Rochelle Plasse & Christopher Eckart (1992).
Houston Zoo.
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

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Numididae (Guineafowl)

Odontophoridae (New World Quails)

Meleagrididae (Turkeys)

Tetraonidae (Grouse & Allies)

 

Phasianidae (Pheasants & Partridges)

Edwards’ Pheasant Husbandry Guidelines
Alain Hennache (2001).
International studbook keeper/EEP Coordinator.

Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Parc Zoologique de Clères,
76690 Clères, France.
E-mail: alain.hennache@wanadoo.fr

EAZA

Mountain Peacock Pheasant Husbandry Guidelines
Joint WPA /JMSC UK (2000).
EAZA

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Spheniscidae (Penguins)

Techniques for the Treatment of Sick, Injured or Oiled Penguins
Dr. Rosalind Jessop & Margaret Healy (2007).
Contact me for availability

Spheniscus penguin husbandry manual
Edited and compiled by the Penguin TAG (1993).
EAZA
ISIS

Penguin Husbandry Manual (1st edition).
Ellis, S. & Branch, S. (eds), (1994).
AZA

Penguin Husbandry Manual
Penguin Taxon Advisory Group (2003).
AZA

Penguin Husbandry Manual (3rd edition).
Penguin Taxon Advisory Group (2005).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Little Penguin Husbandry Guidelines
Williams, L. (2009).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Penguin Husbandry Manual (Nutrition Chapter)
Crissey, S. and McGill, P. (1994).
In: Penguin Husbandry Manual.
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

 

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Gaviidae (Loons)

 

Podicipedidae (Grebes)

Grebe Husbandry Guidelines (draft)
Kamil Cihak & Dvur Kralove (20054).
Contact: Kamil Cihak
E-mail:
kamil.cihak@zoodk.cz
EAZA


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Diomedeidae (Albatrosses)

Procellariidae (Petrels & Shearwaters)

Hydrobatidae (Storm-Petrels)

Pelecanoididae (Diving-Petrels)

Phaethontidae (Tropicbirds)

 

Scopidae (Hamerkop)

Heron, Ibis and Hammerhead Husbandry Notebook
Anna Marie Lyles (ed) (1994).
Heron, Ibis and Hammerhead Advisory Group.
AZA


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Balaenicipitidae (Shoebill)

Pelecanidae (Pelicans)

Pelican Husbandry Guidelines (Dalmatian, Great White & Pink-backed Pelican (DRAFT)
P. Cwiertnia (2010).
EAZA

Management and breeding of pelicans Pelecanus spp in captivity.
Brouwer, K., B. Hiddinga and C.E. King (1994).
International Zoo Yearbook 33:24-38

Pelican & Cormorant Husbandry Manual (Nutrition Chapter)
Roy McClements, Sue Crissey, Walter Jansen (2003).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download


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Sulidae (Boobies & Gannets)

Some enclosure design and management criteria for selected seabirds
Catherine E. King (Undated).
Click here to download

Husbandry Guidelines for Northern Gannet
Drs. Wineke Schoo (2006).
Burgers' Zoo, Arnhem, The Netherlands.
EAZA


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Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants)

Bank Cormorant Husbandry Guidelines (draft)
Bart Hiddinga (2004).
Contact:
Bart Hiddinga
E-mail:
bart.hiddinga@nvdzoos.nl

Pelican & Cormorant Husbandry Manual (Nutrition Chapter)
Roy McClements, Sue Crissey, Walter Jansen (2003).
EAZA

Some enclosure design and management criteria for selected seabirds
Catherine E. King (Undated).
Click here to download

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Anhingidae (Darters)

Fregatidae (Frigatebirds)

 

Ardeidae (Herons)

Heron, Ibis and Hammerhead Husbandry Notebook
Anna Marie Lyles (ed) (1994).
Heron, Ibis and Hammerhead Advisory Group.
AZA

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Threskiornithidae (Ibises & Spoonbills)

Heron, Ibis and Hammerhead Husbandry Notebook
Anna Marie Lyles (ed) (1994).
Heron, Ibis and Hammerhead Advisory Group.
AZA

Northern Bald Ibis Husbandry Guidelines
Böhm, C. (2006).
Contact: Christiane Böhm
E-mail:
alpenzoo.boehm@tirol.com
EAZA

Northern Bald Ibis Husbandry Guidelines

Böhm, C. (1999).
In: C. Böhm (Ed.). Northern Bald Ibis Geronticus eremita
2nd EEP Studbook 1999. Pgs. 73-88.
Alpenzoo, Innsbruck-Tirol, Austria.
Contact: Christiane Böhm
E-mail:
alpenzoo.boehm@tirol.com

Spoonbill Management
Ann Ward (undated).
Contact me for availability

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Ciconiidae (Storks)

Marabou Stork Husbandry guidelines
Jeannette van Benthem (2002).
The EAZA Ciconiiformes/Phoenicopteriformes TAG
Contact:
Catherine King,
E-mail: C.King@rainforestds.com or
Jeannette van Benthem,
E-mail: jeannette_van_benthem@hotmail.com 
EAZA
ISIS

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Phoenicopteridae (Flamingos)

Flamingo Husbandry Guidelines
Editors: Chris Brown, AZA Ciconiiformes TAG, Dallas Zoo &
Catherine King, EAZA Ciconiiformes/Phoenicopteriformes EEP, Rotterdam Zoo (2005).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

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Cathartidae (New World Vultures)

Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) Care Manual
AZA Raptor TAG (2010).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Birds of Prey in Flying Demonstrations
Jemima Parry-Jones (2000).
Contact:
Jemima Parry-Jones, The International Centre for Birds of Prey, Eardisland, Herefordshire HR6 9AS, UK.
Phone: 01544 388777
E-mail: jpj@icbp.org
Website: www.icbp.org

Falconiformes (Diurnal Birds of Prey) Management Guidelines
Jemima Parry Jones (2000).
Contact:
Jemima Parry-Jones, The International Centre for Birds of Prey, Eardisland, Herefordshire HR6 9AS, UK.
Phone: 01544 388777
E-mail: jpj@icbp.org
Website: www.icbp.org


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Pandionidae (Osprey)

Birds of Prey in Flying Demonstrations
Jemima Parry-Jones (2000).
Contact:
Jemima Parry-Jones, The International Centre for Birds of Prey, Eardisland, Herefordshire HR6 9AS, UK.
Phone: 01544 388777
E-mail: jpj@icbp.org
Website: www.icbp.org

Falconiformes (Diurnal Birds of Prey) Management Guidelines
Jemima Parry Jones (2000).
Contact:
Jemima Parry-Jones, The International Centre for Birds of Prey, Eardisland, Herefordshire HR6 9AS, UK.
Phone: 01544 388777
E-mail: jpj@icbp.org
Website: www.icbp.org


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Accipitridae (Hawks & Eagles)

Birds of Prey in Flying Demonstrations
Jemima Parry-Jones (2000).
Contact:
Jemima Parry-Jones, The International Centre for Birds of Prey, Eardisland, Herefordshire HR6 9AS, UK.
Phone: 01544 388777
E-mail: jpj@icbp.org
Website: www.icbp.org

Falconiformes (Diurnal Birds of Prey) Management Guidelines
Jemima Parry Jones (2000).
Contact:
Jemima Parry-Jones, The International Centre for Birds of Prey, Eardisland, Herefordshire HR6 9AS, UK.
Phone: 01544 388777
E-mail: jpj@icbp.org
Website: www.icbp.org

White-tailed Sea-eagle Husbandry Manual
First edition (2007).
EAZA

Eagle (Haliaeetus and Aquila species) Husbandry Guidelines
Koen Peters (undated).
EAZA

Cinereous Vulture - Husbandry in North American Zoos
Contact: Ed Diebold
E-mail: ediebold@riverbanks.org
AZA
ISIS

Griffon Vulture Husbandry Manual
(Undated).
EAZA

European Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus) Husbandry Guidelines
Marleen Huyghe, Julia Gottschlich, Zjef Pereboom (eds) (2009).
EAZA

African Harrier Hawk Husbandry Manual
(Undated).
EAZA

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Sagittariidae (Secretarybird)

Falconiformes (Diurnal Birds of Prey) Management Guidelines
Jemima Parry Jones (2000).
Contact:
Jemima Parry-Jones, The International Centre for Birds of Prey, Eardisland, Herefordshire HR6 9AS, UK.
Phone: 01544 388777
E-mail: jpj@icbp.org
Website: www.icbp.org

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Falconidae (Falcons & Caracaras)

Birds of Prey in Flying Demonstrations
Jemima Parry-Jones (2000).
Contact:
Jemima Parry-Jones, The National Birds of Prey Centre
Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1JJ, UK.
Phone: + 44 0870 990 1992
E-mail: jpj@nbpc.demon.co.uk
EAZA
ISIS

Falconiformes (Diurnal Birds of Prey) Management Guidelines
Jemima Parry Jones (2000).
Contact:
Jemima Parry-Jones, The National Birds of Prey Centre
Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1JJ, UK.
Phone: + 44 0870 990 1992
E-mail: jpj@nbpc.demon.co.uk

 

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Mesitornithidae (Mesites)

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Turnicidae (Buttonquails)

Nutritional considerations for captive Charadriiformes (PAPER)
Deborah A. McWilliams (2008).
Go here to download

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Gruidae (Cranes)

Crane Husbandry
David H. Ellis, George F. Gee & Claire M. Mirande (eds) (1996).
Cranes: their biology, husbandry and conservation. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Biological Service, Washington, DC and International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin. 1996. xii, 308 p
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

or (PDF):
Go here to download

Cranes (Nutritional Chapter)
Swengel, R.S. and J.W. Carpenter (2000).
In: Cranes: their biology, husbandry and conservation.
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download


Crane Socialisation Manual

International Crane Foundation (2001).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

or
Go here to download

Brolga Husbandry Guidelines
Lynda Veyret (2008).
Go here to download

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Aramidae (Limpkin)

Psophiidae (Trumpeters)

Rallidae (Rails)

Heliornithidae (Finfoots)

Rhynochetidae (Kagu)

Eurypygidae (Sunbittern)

Cariamidae (Seriemas)

 

Otididae (Bustards)

Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori) Care Manual.
AZA Gruiformes TAG (2009).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

or:
Go here to download


Kori Bustard Husbandry Manual

Sara Hallager & Jeanette Boylan (eds) (2004).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

or:
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Jacanidae (Jaçanas)

Jacana Husbandry Guidelines (Draft)
Pierre de Wit (2003).
EEP Charadriiforms Taxon Advisory Group.
Noorder Dierenpark Zoo Emmen
Hoofdstraat 18, Postbus 1010, 7801 BA Emmen, Netherlands.
Phone: + 31 591 850850
Fax : + 31 591 690275
E-mail: info@zoo-emmen.nl

EAZA

Nutritional considerations for captive Charadriiformes (PAPER)
Deborah A. McWilliams (2008).
Go here to download

 

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Rostratulidae (Painted-snipe)

Nutritional considerations for captive Charadriiformes (PAPER)
Deborah A. McWilliams (2008).
Go here to download


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Dromadidae (Crab Plover)

Nutritional considerations for captive Charadriiformes (PAPER)
Deborah A. McWilliams (2008).
Go here to download

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Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers)

Nutritional considerations for captive Charadriiformes (PAPER)
Deborah A. McWilliams (2008).
Go here to download

 

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Ibidorhynchidae (Ibisbill)

Nutritional considerations for captive Charadriiformes (PAPER)
Deborah A. McWilliams (2008).
Go here to download


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Recurvirostridae (Stilts & Avocets)

Black-winged Stilt Husbandry Manual
Alexandra Emmerich (2000).
Adelaide Zoo, Frome Road, Adelaide, 5000, SA, Australia.
Phone: + 61 8 8267 3255
E-mail:
administration@adelaidezoo.com.au
ARAZPA
ISIS

Nutritional considerations for captive Charadriiformes (PAPER)
Deborah A. McWilliams (2008).
Go here to download

 

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Burhinidae (Thick-knees)

Bush Stone-curlew Husbandry Manual
Lindell Andrews (2000).
Go here to download

Nutritional considerations for captive Charadriiformes (PAPER)
Deborah A. McWilliams (2008).
Go here to download

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Glareolidae (Coursers & Pratincoles)

Nutritional considerations for captive Charadriiformes (PAPER)
Deborah A. McWilliams (2008).
Go here to download

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Charadriidae (Plovers, Dotterels & Lapwings)

Piping Plover Husbandry Manual
Piping Plover Specialist Group. In press.
Contact:
Megan Reinertsen Ross at the Lincoln Park Zoo, USA.
Phone: + 1 312 742 7925
E-mail: mross@lpzoo.org

Piping Plover Captive Rearing Protocols
Corie L. White & D. Glen McMaster (undated).
Available at web site (PDF):

Go here to download

New Zealand Shore Plover Husbandry Manual
Andrew Nelson (1999).
Contact me for availability

Plover Husbandry
Glen Holland & Dick Schroeder (undated).
Contact me for availability

Nutritional considerations for captive Charadriiformes (PAPER)
Deborah A. McWilliams (2008).
Go here to download

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Pluvianellidae (Magellanic Plover)

Nutritional considerations for captive Charadriiformes (PAPER)
Deborah A. McWilliams (2008).
Go here to download

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Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes & Phalaropes)

Redshank Husbandry Guidelines (Draft)
Achim Johann (1999).
EAZA Charadriiformes Taxon Advisory Group.
Tierpark Rheine, Salinenstr. 150, 48432 Rheine, Germany.
EAZA

Ruff  Husbandry Guidelines (Draft)
Achim Johann (1999).
EAZA Charadriiformes Taxon Advisory Group.
Tierpark Rheine, Salinenstr. 150, 48432 Rheine, Germany.
EAZA

Nutritional considerations for captive Charadriiformes (PAPER)
Deborah A. McWilliams (2008).
Go here to download


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Pedionomidae (Plains-wanderer)

Nutritional considerations for captive Charadriiformes (PAPER)
Deborah A. McWilliams (2008).
Go here to download

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Thinocoridae (Seedsnipes)

Nutritional considerations for captive Charadriiformes (PAPER)
Deborah A. McWilliams (2008).
Go here to download

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Chionidae (Sheathbills)

Nutritional considerations for captive Charadriiformes (PAPER)
Deborah A. McWilliams (2008).
Go here to download

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Stercorariidae (Skuas & Jaegers)

Nutritional considerations for captive Charadriiformes (PAPER)
Deborah A. McWilliams (2008).
Go here to download

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Laridae (Gulls)

Some enclosure design and management criteria for selected seabirds
Catherine E. King (Undated).
Available at web site (PDF):

Click here to download

Nutritional considerations for captive Charadriiformes (PAPER)
Deborah A. McWilliams (2008).
Go here to download

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Sternidae (Terns)

Inca Tern Husbandry Guidelines
Pierre de Wit
EEP Charadriiforms Taxon Advisory Group.
Noorder Dierenpark Zoo Emmen
Hoofdstraat 18, Postbus 1010, 7801 BA Emmen, Netherlands.
Phone: + 31 591 850850
Fax : + 31 591 690275
E-mail: info@zoo-emmen.nl

Nutritional considerations for captive Charadriiformes (PAPER)
Deborah A. McWilliams (2008).
Go here to download

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Rynchopidae (Skimmers)

Nutritional considerations for captive Charadriiformes (PAPER)
Deborah A. McWilliams (2008).
Go here to download

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Alcidae (Auks, Murres, Guillemots & Puffins)

Some enclosure design and management criteria for selected seabirds
Catherine E. King (Undated).
Available at web site (PDF):

Click here to download

Nutritional considerations for captive Charadriiformes (PAPER)
Deborah A. McWilliams (2008).
Go here to download

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Pteroclidae (Sandgrouse)

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Husbandry Guidelines
Tim Snyder, Alan Yester & Anne Tieber (2004).
AZA

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Columbidae (Pigeons & Doves)

Basic Husbandry Classifications for Pigeons & Doves
EEP (
1999).
EAZA

Philippines Bleeding Heart Doves Management Guidelines
Duncan A. Bolton (2001).
European Pigeon & Dove TAG Chair,
Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, BS8 2HA, England.
E-mail:
dbolton@bristolzoo.org.uk
EAZA

Bleeding Heart Pigeon (Gallicolumba luzonica) Husbandry Manual
Charles A. Hibbert (2000).
Conservation Committee of the Australia Federation of  Aviculture,
Contact:
Charles A. Hibbert,
E-mail:
chibbert@bigpond.com

Pink Pigeon Management Guidelines
Ziegler N. (2000).
Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, Jersey, United Kingdom.
Contact:

Mag. Nadja Ziegler,
Marktgasse 62/2/9, A-1090 Vienna, Austria.
E-mail:
nadja.ziegler@usa.net

Mariana Fruit Dove Biological Profile
Shelly Kremer & Herb Roberts (undated).
AZA

White-throated Ground Dove Biological Profile
Shelly Kremer, Gary Michael & Herb Roberts (undated).
AZA

Emerald Dove Husbandry Manual
Brown, J. (2010).
Available at web site (PDF):

Go here to download

Pheasant Pigeon Husbandry Manual
Joe Barkowski (undated).
E-mail: JCBski@aol.com


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Cacatuidae (Cockatoos)

Husbandry guidelines for the Cacatua spp
Compiled by John O’Brien (2007).
Go here to download

Management and husbandry of black cockatoos Calypthorynchus spp. in captivity.
C.E. King, H. Heinhuis and K. Brouwer (2000).
International Zoo Yearbook 37 pp87-116.

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Husbandry Guidelines
Bennett, S. (2008).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo Husbandry Manual
Harris, L. (2007
).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Palm Cockatoo Husbandry Manual
C. King and R. Wilkinson (2006).
Click here to download

Palm Cockatoo Husbandry Manual
Donna Treby (2004).
Go here to download

Palm Cockatoo Husbandry Manual
Mike Taylor (ed) (1998).
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

Palm Cockatoo (Nutrition Chapter)
Marquardt, C. and K. Howard (1998).
In: Palm Cockatoo SSP Husbandry Manual.
Caloosahartchee Aviary and Botanical Gardens and the International
Aviculturists Society
Available at web site (PDF):

Go here to download

Galah Husbandry Guidelines
Scannell, C. (2008).
Available at web site (PDF):

Go here to download


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Psittacidae (Parrots & Lorikeets)

Psittacine Dietary Requirements
Dr Adrian Gallagher (1995).
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

Red-browed Amazon Husbandry Manual

Paul Reillo, Ph.D. (ed) (2003).
Contact:
Paul Reillo, Rare Species Conservatory Foundation,
1222 “E” Rd., Loxahatchee, FL  33407, USA.
Phone: + 1 561 790 5864
Fax: + 1 561 792 2122
E-mail: paulreillo@rarespecies.org

AZA

Red-browed Amazon Husbandry Manual (Nutrition Chapter)
Paul Reillo, Ph.D. (ed) (2003).
Contact me for availability

St. Lucia Parrot (Amazona versicolor) Husbandry Manual
Hilary Herron (2000).
Published by DWCT/Forestry Department, St Lucia
.
Paper copies availabe from Hilary Herron (cost of postage and packaging).
E-mail: hilaryjherron@hotmail.com


St. Lucia Parrot Species Management Guidelines
Ziegler N. (2000).
Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, Jersey, United Kingdom.
Available at web site:
Go here to download

Ecuadorian Amazon Parrot Husbandry Guidelines
Mark Pilgrim, Berna Perry, Andrea Fidgett
& Stephanie Sanderson (2003).
EAZA
ISIS

Thick-billed Parrot Husbandry Manual
(1990).
Sacramento Zoo, 3930 W Land Park Drive, Sacramento,
CA 95822-1123, USA.
Contact: Susan Healy
E-mail:
shealy@cityofsacramento
AZA

Thick-billed Parrot Management Guidelines
Ziegler N. (2000).
Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, Jersey, United Kingdom.
Contact:

Mag. Nadja Ziegler,
Marktgasse 62/2/9, A-1090 Vienna, Austria.
E-mail:
nadja.ziegler@usa.net

Fig Parrot Husbandry Manual (draft)
Liz Romer (2000).
Go here to download

Kea (Nestor notabilis) Husbandry Manual (draft)
Tamsin Orr-Walker (2010).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download


Kea (Nestor notabilis) Captive Management Plan and Husbandry Manual
Pullar, T. (1996).
Threatened Species Occasional Publication #9,
Department of Conservation,
PO Box 10-420, Wellington, New Zealand.
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

or:
Go here to download

Blue and Gold Macaw Husbandry Manual
Simone Fulton (2005).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download


Buffon’s Macaw Management Guidelines
C. Munoz, N. Sanzillon & Dr. S Silhol (undated)
EAZA

Hyacinth Macaw Husbandry Manual (draft)
B. Elzer, V. Escherich (2005).
EAZA

Superb Parrot Husbandry Manual
Keith Naylor (2005).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Orange-bellied Parrot Husbandry Manual
Jocelyn Hockley (2007, draft).
Contact:
Jocelyn Hockley
E-mail:
jhockley@zoo.org.au

Princess Parrot Husbandry Guidelines
Flew, S. A. (2010).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Musk Lorikeet Husbandry Guidelines
Kuc, M. (2010).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Husbandry and Breeding of the Mount Apo Lorikeet Trichoglossus Johnstoniae at Loro Parque
R. G. Sweeney (1997).
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

Eclectus Parrot Safe & Toxic Plant List
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download


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Opisthocomidae (Hoatzin)

 

Musophagidae (Turacos & Allies)

Turaco Husbandry Manual
Trey Todd (1998).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Turacos
David Bender, Rochelle Plasse & William "Trey" Todd (Undated).
Contact me for availability

Red-crested Turaco Husbandry Guidelines
Louise Peat (2007).
EAZA

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Cuculidae (Cuckoos, Coucals & Anis)

 

Tytonidae (Barn & Grass Owls)

Owl Management Guidelines
Jemima Parry-Jones and Amanda Ferguson (2003).
Published by The Federation of Zoological Gardens of Great
Britain and Ireland.
Contact:
Jemima Parry-Jones, The International Centre for Birds of Prey, Eardisland, Herefordshire HR6 9AS, UK.
Phone: 01544 388777
E-mail: jpj@icbp.org
Website: www.icbp.org
Amanda Ferguson
Invertebrate Conservation Unit, Zoological Society of London,
Regent's Park, London NW1 4RY
Phone: + 44 020 7449 6470
Fax: + 44 020 7722 5390
E-mail: amanda.ferguson@zsl.org
EAZA
ISIS

Birds of Prey in Flying Demonstrations:
Jemima Parry-Jones (2000).
Contact:
Jemima Parry-Jones, The International Centre for Birds of Prey, Eardisland, Herefordshire HR6 9AS, UK.
Phone: 01544 388777
E-mail: jpj@icbp.org
Website: www.icbp.org

Barn Owl Husbandry Guidelines
Sieders, A. (2009).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Masked Owl Husbandry Guidelines
Neasbey, C. (2008).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

 

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Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Owl Management Guidelines
Jemima Parry-Jones and Amanda Ferguson (2003).
Published by The Federation of Zoological Gardens of Great
Britain and Ireland.
Contact:
Jemima Parry-Jones, The International Centre for Birds of Prey, Eardisland, Herefordshire HR6 9AS, UK.
Phone: 01544 388777
E-mail: jpj@icbp.org
Website: www.icbp.org
Amanda Ferguson
Invertebrate Conservation Unit, Zoological Society of London,
Regent's Park, London NW1 4RY
Phone: + 44 020 7449 6470
Fax: + 44 020 7722 5390
E-mail: amanda.ferguson@zsl.org
EAZA
ISIS

Birds of Prey in Flying Demonstrations:
Jemima Parry-Jones (2000).
Contact:
Jemima Parry-Jones, The International Centre for Birds of Prey, Eardisland, Herefordshire HR6 9AS, UK.
Phone: 01544 388777
E-mail: jpj@icbp.org
Website: www.icbp.org

Barking Owl Husbandry Manual
L. Daws (2009).
Contact me for availability

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Steatornithidae (Oilbird)

Aegothelidae (Owlet-Nightjars)
 

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Podargidae (Frogmouths)

Tawny Frogmouth Husbandry Guidelines
Snow, J. (2008).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

 

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Nyctibiidae (Potoos)

Caprimulgidae (Nightjars & Allies)

Apodidae (Swifts)

Hemiprocnidae (Treeswifts)

 

Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)

Hummingbird Husbandry Guidelines
Karen Krebbs, Dave Rimlinger & Michael Mace (2002).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

or (HTML):
Go here to download

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Coliidae (Mousebirds)

Trogonidae (Trogons)

Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)

Sacred Kingfisher Husbandry Manual
Claire Gilder (2009).
Contact me for availability

Micronesian Kingfisher Husbandry Manual
Beth Bahner, Aliza Baltz and Ed Diebold (eds) (1998).

Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Micronesian Kingfisher (Nutrition Chapter)
S. Crissey and B. Toddes (1997).
In: Micronesian Kingfisher Species Survival Plan Husbandry Manual. B. Bahner, A. Baltz and E. Diebold (eds).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Kingfisher Husbandry Manual
Glen Holland & Liz Romer (undated).
Go here to download


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Todidae (Todies)

Momotidae (Motmots)

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Meropidae (Bee-eaters)

Rainbow Bee-eater Husbandry Guidelines
Webb, J. (2010).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

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Coraciidae (Rollers)

Brachypteraciidae (Ground-Rollers)

Leptosomatidae (Cuckoo-Roller)

Upupidae (Hoopoes)

Phoeniculidae (Wood-Hoopoes & Scimitarbills)

Bucorvidae (Ground-Hornbills)

 

Bucerotidae (Hornbills)

Hornbill Management and Husbandry Guidelines
Wieke Galama, Catherine King & Koen Brouwer (2002).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Southern Pied Hornbill Breeding
John A. Ellis (undated).
Chessington World of Adventures.
Contact me for availability


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Galbulidae (Jacamars)

Bucconidae (Puffbirds)

Megalaimidae (Asian Barbets)

Lybiidae (African Barbets & Tinkerbirds)

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Capitonidae (American Barbets)

Red and Yellow Barbet Husbandry Guidelines (draft)
Eddie Bach (2009).
EAZA
 

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Semnornithidae (Toucan-Barbets)

 

Ramphastidae (Toucans)

Toco Toucan Husbandry Manual
Bob Seibels & Martin Vince (2001).
Riverbanks Zoo.
Available at web sites (DOC):

Go here to download
or
(HTML):
Go here to download

or (PDF):
Go here to download

Toco Toucan Breeding
Julie Brunton & Dawn Petefish (undated).
Glen Oak Zoo.
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

Ramphastids - Artificial Incubation and Hand Rearing
Bruce Bolbock & Barbara Bolbock (2001).
Ramphastid Conservancy, Dripping Springs, Texas
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Aracaris Husbandry
Josef Lindholm (Undated).
Contact me for availability

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Indicatoridae (Honeyguides)

Picidae (Woodpeckers)

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Passerine families

Hygiene Protocols for the Prevention and Control of Diseases (Particularly Beak and Feather Disease) in Australian Birds
Department of the Environment and Heritage (2006).
Go here to download

 

Eurylaimidae (Broadbills)

Philepittidae (Asities)

Sapayoidae (Sapayoa)


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Pittidae (Pittas)

Hooded Pittas Husbandry Manual
Herb Roberts (undated).
AZA

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Furnariidae (Ovenbirds & Furnarids)

Dendrocolaptidae (Woodcreepers)

Thamnophilidae (Typical Antbirds)

Formicariidae (Ground Antbirds)

Conopophagidae (Gnateaters)

Rhinocryptidae (Tapaculos)

Cotingidae (Cotingas)

Pipridae (Manakins)

Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)

Acanthisittidae (New Zealand Wrens)

Atrichornithidae (Scrub-birds)

Menuridae (Lyrebirds)

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Ptilonorhynchidae (Bowerbirds)

Green Catbird Husbandry Guidelines
Good, A. (2009).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

 

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Climacteridae (Australasian Treecreepers)

Maluridae (Fairywrens & Grasswrens)
 

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Meliphagidae (Honeyeaters & Allies)

Yellow-tufted Honeyeaters (L.m. cassidix & L.m. gippslandicus) Husbandry Manual
Denise Krake and Jim Thomas (2000).
Go here to download

Hihi/Stitchbird (Notiomystis cincta) Husbandry Manual
Rose Collen (Second Edition, 2005).
Contact me for availability

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Dasyornithidae (Bristlebirds)

Pardalotidae (Pardalotes)

Acanthizidae (Australo-Papuan Warblers)

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Pomatostomidae (Pseudo-babblers)

Grey-crowned Babbler Husbandry Manual
Lyn Fragar (2009).
Contact me for availability

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Orthonychidae (Logrunners)

Cnemophilidae (Satinbirds)

Melanocharitidae (Berrypeckers & Longbills)

Paramythiidae (Painted Berrypeckers)

 

Callaeidae (New Zealand Wattlebirds)

North Island Kokako Husbandry Manual
B. Welch (2004).
Contact me for availability

 

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Eupetidae (Whipbirds, Wedgebills & Jewel-Babblers)

Cinclosomatidae (Quail-Thrushes)

Platysteiridae (Wattle-eyes, Batises, and Allies)

Prionopidae (Helmet-Shrikes)

Malaconotidae (Bush-Shrikes)

Machaerirhynchidae (Boatbills)

Vangidae (Vangas)

Cracticidae (Butcherbirds & Bellmagpies)

Pityriaseidae (Bristlehead)
 

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Artamidae (Woodswallows)

White-Browed Woodswallow Husbandry Guidelines
Oates, L. (2009).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

 

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Aegithinidae (Ioras)

Campephagidae (Cuckoo-Shrikes)

Neosittidae (Sittellas)

Falcunculidae (Shrike-Tits & Ploughbill)

Pachycephalidae (Whistlers)

Laniidae (True Shrikes)

Vireonidae (Vireos)

Oriolidae (Old World Orioles & Figbirds)

Colluricinclidae (Shrike-Thrushes, Pitohuis & Allies)

Dicruridae (Drongos)

Rhipiduridae (Fantails)

Monarchidae Monarch-Flycatchers & Allies)

Corcoracidae (Apostlebirds)

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Corvidae (Crows, Jays & Allies)

Corvid Husbandry and Management
Ted Fox (2003).
Bird Collection Manager, Rosamond Gifford Zoo.
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

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Paradisaeidae (Birds-of-Paradise)

Magnificent Bird of Paradise
(Development and Growth Weights)
J. Mejeur (1998).
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

Superb Bird of Paradise
(Development and Growth Weights)
J. Mejeur (1998).
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

Raggiana Bird of Paradise
(Development and Growth Weights)
J. Mejeur (1998).
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download


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Petroicidae (Australo-Papuan Robins)

Picathartidae (Rockfowl)

Chaetopidae (Rockjumpers)

Alaudidae (Larks)

Hirundinidae (Swallows & Martins)

Paridae (Tits & Chickadees)

Pseudopodociidae (Groundpecker)

Remizidae (Penduline Tits)

Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)

Sittidae (Nuthatches)

Tichodromidae (Wallcreeper)

Certhiidae (Creepers)

Troglodytidae (Wrens)

Polioptilidae (Gnatcatchers)

Pycnonotidae (Bulbuls)

Cisticolidae (Cisticolas & Allies)

Megaluridae (Grassbirds)

Donacobiidae (Donacobius)

Sylviidae (Old World Warblers)

Bernieridae (Malagasy Warblers)

 

Timaliidae (Babblers)

Babbler Husbandry and Management
Jimmy Pichner (2003).
Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, MN 55124, USA.
Available at web site:
Go here to download

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Paradoxornithidae (Parrotbills)

 

Zosteropidae (White-eyes)

Japanese White-eye Biological Profile
Bill McDowell (2003).
Audubon Zoo.
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Bridled White-eye Biological Profile
Fred Amidon & Gary Michael (undated).
AZA

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Irenidae (Fairy-Bluebirds)

Regulidae (Kinglets)

Cinclidae (Dippers)

 

Muscicapidae (Old World Flycatchers & Chats)

Verditer flycatcher Husbandry Manual
Martin Vince (2003).
Flycatcher Interest Committee.
Available at web site (DOC):
Go here to download



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Turdidae (Thrushes)

Mimidae (Thrashers & Mimids)

Rhabdornithidae (Philippine Creepers)

Sturnidae (Starlings & Mynas)

Sturnid Husbandry Manual
Greg Bockheim & Susan Congdon (2001).
Go here to download

Bali Mynah Husbandry Guidelines
J. Pichner (ed) (1995).
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

Bali Mynah Husbandry Guidelines (Nutrition Chapter)
Dierenfeld, E.S. (1995)
In: Husbandry guidelines for the Bali Mynah (Leucopsar
rothschildi), J. Pichner (ed).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Bali Mynah Medical Protocols
Terry M. Norton, Ellis Greiner, Kenneth Latimer
& Susan E. Little (2004).
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

Bali Mynah Husbandry Guidelines (German and English)
Theo Pagel (ed) (undated)
EEP-Coordinator, Zoological Garden Cologne,
Riehlerstr. 173, 50735 Köln, Germany.

Bali Mynah Management Guidelines
Ziegler N. (2000).
Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, Jersey, United Kingdom.
Contact:

Mag. Nadja Ziegler,
Marktgasse 62/2/9, A-1090 Vienna, Austria.
E-mail:
nadja.ziegler@usa.net

 

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Buphagidae (Oxpeckers)
 

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Chloropseidae (Leafbirds)

Breeding and Hand-rearing the Blue-Winged Leafbird Chloropsis Cochinchinensis at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Angela Hardy (2003).
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

 

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Dicaeidae (Flowerpeckers)

Nectariniidae (Sunbirds & Spiderhunters)

Promeropidae (Sugarbirds)

Prunellidae (Accentors)

Peucedramidae (Olive Warbler)

Motacillidae (Pipits & Wagtails)

Hypocoliidae (Hypocolius)

Bombycillidae (Waxwings)

Ptilogonatidae (Silky-flycatchers)

Dulidae (Palmchat)

Parulidae (New World Warblers)

 

Thraupidae (Tanagers)

Tanagers, Honeycreepers, and Euphonias Husbandry Guidelines
C. King & T. van Laarhoven (2003).
Click here to download

 

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Emberizidae (Sparrows & Old World Buntings)

Red-crested Cardinal Manual
Josef Lindholm, Cameron Park Zoo.
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

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Cardinalidae (Cardinals, Grosbeaks & Allies)

Icteridae (Icterids)

Fringillidae (Finches)

Drepanididae (Hawaiian Honeycreepers)

Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)

Ploceidae (Weavers)

Viduidae (Indigobirds)

Estrildidae (Waxbills)

Pictorella Mannikin Husbandry Manual
David Pacer (1997).
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

Painted Finch Husbandry Manual
Spain, M. (2010).
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

 

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