HatchLine: Little Corella Targeted

Thanks to the City of Playford's Facebook team for their assistance with this article.] November 5, 2018, the Mount Barker District Council issued a "scaring" notice for Little Corellas, following their April 3, 2018 decision endorsing "selective legal shooting" of flock leaders, or "scout" corellas. The measures seek to discourage flocks, especially the largest flock, … Continue reading HatchLine: Little Corella Targeted

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Psitta-Social: Melbourne parrots caper and tease

Melbourne birds gathered for their bird social event October 6, 2018. Eclectus parrots, quakers, cockatiels, conures, even ringnecks filled the hall . . . along with their parronts. Whether on heads, shoulders, back or arms, parrots generally circulated with their humans, but there was also free time on perches. Between eating -- and eating -- … Continue reading Psitta-Social: Melbourne parrots caper and tease

TheRoundUp, October 20: Blue-footed Booby Socks & Free-wheeling Feathers

Hello, friends! We hope you enjoy this issue, with its focus on African Grey parrots. In this issue's TheRoundUp we celebrate that spirit of generosity which inspires folks to "#BetheChange" -- like Manko (@i_met-Manko (IG)) leading the way for animal therapy birds in Australia, and Will and Matty Gladstone (@thebluefeetfoundation (IG)) for their innovative support … Continue reading TheRoundUp, October 20: Blue-footed Booby Socks & Free-wheeling Feathers

HatchLine: Up-Listed! African Greys & Econ 101

[Editor's note: As edited Oct. 21 in response to corrections graciously provided by World Parrot Trust subsequent to initial publication. We humbly acknowledge that in this space we do not detail that organization's critique of the Appendix II regulatory regime.] On July 27, 2018 The Dodo published a superb expose by Elizabeth C. Alberts about … Continue reading HatchLine: Up-Listed! African Greys & Econ 101

BirdsEyeView: Animal Rights: Does your bird have “personality”?

The 1970s heralded a revolution in the legal status of animals. PETA, established in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1974, advocated vegetarianism and various boycotts with the slogan "Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way." Along a parallel track, in 1975, the nations of the world … Continue reading BirdsEyeView: Animal Rights: Does your bird have “personality”?