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Aviary.

In the meadow behind the house we have an aviary for an interesting collection of birds. It all started when we decided to look after some orphan quail, then some orphan Diamond Doves, now we have 14 different species.

 

 

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In the aviary our Japanese Quail (Coturnix japonica) regularly have chicks - amazingly no bigger than a bumble bee at first, but  they grow very quickly.

 

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Right, a Red Siskin (Spinus cucullatus).

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Red-face Parrotfinch (Erythura psittacea) and  Blue-face Parrotfinch ( Erythrura trichroa) are attractive busy little birds. This group of young include three blue and one red.

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The male Napoleon Weaver (Euplectes afer) becomes bright yellow as the weather warms up in time for the breeding season.

 

Below is a Diamond Dove (Geopelia cuneata) an Australian species.

 

The Owl Finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii).

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The Spice Finch (Lonchura punctulata).

 

Below, Diamond Firetail (Stagonopleura guttata).

 

Yellow Star finch (Neochmia ruficauda).

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The Pekin Robin (Leiothrix lutea) is a fruit eater and loves blueberries.

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Heck’s Grass Finch (Poephila acuticauda).

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Above are three Green Singing Finch (Crithagra mozambica) and,

 

left, are Java Sparrow (Lonchura oryzivora)