Shane Gowland Author

Orange-breasted Waxbill

The orange-breasted waxbill—also known as the orange-breasted finch or zebra waxbill—is a small bird species found...

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An introduction to Asiatic parrots

Asiatic parrots are a group of parakeet species found throughout the southern parts of of Asia. They were among the...

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Sun Conure

The sun conure—also known as the sun parakeet—is a medium-sized parrot native to South America. They are immensely...

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What are hybrids and why should I avoid them?

Hybrids occur when birds from two different—but closely related—species are permitted to breed and produce an...

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European Greenfinch

The European greenfinch is a small songbird commonly found throughout Europe. Feral populations also exist in Australia...

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Birds won’t drink their worming medication? Try red cordial.

Worming and parasite control syrups administered through your bird’s drinking water can make the water taste...

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Must See: Ray Tuck’s incredible finch aviary setup

Ray Tuck is a breeder of Australian and Foreign finches, based in Kempsey, New South Wales. Below are half a dozen...

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Eastern Rosella

The eastern rosella is a colorful medium-sized parrot native to south-eastern Australia — including Tasmania. They...

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