Birds remaining on high-voltage line are among the ordinary day-to-day scenes commonly considered given, yet one that brings countless attraction. When I see rows of birds on high-voltage line, I commonly gaze in wonderment. Why do birds prefer to perch on high-voltage line? Why do not birds become stunned? Or do they? Why do they rest spaced uniformly straight? Why do they deal with the exact same instructions? High-voltage line prevail and also hassle-free rest stops for birds in cities as well as communities where there are few trees. High-tension cables make terrific search sets down for passerine birds or the usual setting down birds, like sparrows, starlings, crows, grackles, among others. The feet of setting down birds or songbirds are adjusted to getting into branches and also high-voltage line. Not all birds have this unique adjustment.
Birds are social animals and also want to connect with each other as they roost on high-voltage line. Being up high offers the birds a great viewpoint to see the environments as well as watch for killers as well as food resources. This appears like a sold-out performance. When the majority of the seats are taken, birds will certainly attempt to fit each other in a much shorter high-voltage line. Birds can be seen at sundown or dawn set down on above high-voltage line. Whenever a bird arrive at the cord, the whole row of birds on the very same cord would certainly conform for the beginner. Birds are intuitively such thoughtful as well as fitting little animals.
This high-voltage convention seems a substantial group of birds during movement, taking a brief hinge on high-voltage line prior to directly to their destination. We should be aware about the condition of birds and we should save the birds. These are nighttime travelers due to the fact that they are birds that move during the night. The ordinary bird foot has 4 independent versatile toes as well as commonly the very first large toe (the hallux) is transformed in reverse, while the various other 3 toes fanned ahead. This problem is called anisodactyl. The majority of track birds and also setting down birds, like sparrows, yeast infections, wrens, warblers as well as others are anisodactyl. When setting down birds rest, a ligament on the behind of the ankle joint instantly bends securing their toes around the branch. With feet secured, resting birds do not drop. As the bird stands and also corrects its legs, the ligament launches its lock. This adjustment additionally allow birds to perch on high-voltage line.
Since the formation of The Amazona Society U.K. One of the main aims has been to raise funds to support conservation, we categorized this into three areas as shown.
1. To support conservation programs associated with the Genus AMAZONA.
2. Aid and promote research into the species.
3. Facilitate the exchange of information about the needs and behaviour of the species both in their natural enviroment, as pets, and as part of breeding programmes.
1. towards research into the Yellow Naped Amazon(Amazona Auropalliata Auropalliata) conducted by Dr Ann Brice.
2. To adopt a pair of Lilacine Amazons (Amazona Autumnalis Lilacina) at Chester Zoo.
3. Towards publishing a Husbandry Guideline booklet (issued free to all members joining the society)
4. Towards printing a free leaflet for the general public entitled The Amazon Parrot. Helpful Hints.
5. to purchase a copy of the Red Data Book
1. To the National Trust of the Cayman Islands towards the 1997 census of the Cuban Amazon (Amazona Leucocephala Hesterna) in the wild. The proposer of the project Mr D. Ford, from Birds Eye View Cameras donated a further.
2. Towards research into the Red Lored Amazon family (Amazona Autumnalis) at the Sir John Moore University, Liverpool.
3. To adopt a pair of Lilacine Amazons (Amazona Autumnalis Lilacina) at Chester Zoo.
4. Donated to the N.C.A.
1. Towards research into Macaw Wasting dIsease, being conducted by Mr N. Harcourt-Brown (as this disease has now been diagnosed in Amazon Parrots)
2. adopt a pair of Lilacine Amazons (Amazona Autumnalis Lilacina) at Chester Zoo.
4. Donated to Birdlife International
1. To adopt a pair of Lilacine Amazons (Amazona Autumnalis Lilacina) at Chester Zoo.
4. To provide a supply of second edition The Husbandry Guidelines given free to all new members.
No other projects were proposed by members in 1997
The Amazona Society UK was formed in the early 1990’s to provide a pool of knowledge about Amazon Parrots. It was realised by a number of owners of these beautiful birds, that there was very little reliable information available, either for the pet bird owner, or serious breeder. Relatively few birds had been bred in captivity, and their care, food needs and accomodation requirements, were all a matter of conjecture.
Because of their wide distribution throughout Central and Southern America, they along with two other Genus of parrot :- the Conures, and Lories, were the largest species groups of all the worlds parrots. Therefore there was also a need to be able to identify each species/sub species correctly.
With the dramatic change in the bird trade, with more birds becoming unavailable. With trade restrictions becoming more prominent for some species, then the time was right for some kind of organisation to try and collate and extend the knowledge of these birds before it became to late.
In America, a society, based on these principals was already in existence – The Amazona Society. Initially then this was the society that the UK members joined. Subscriptions and information, was passed to and from America. This however soon proved to be unsatisfactory. The birds available, food products, weather differences etc, soon began to cause conflicts. A concensus of opinion decided that the UK should go it alone – and The Amazona Society UK was born.
Although it is only a decade ago, we believe that the knowledge that has been gained since, and is now available, free of charge, from the society, on all aspects of Amazon Parrot care, has enabled many owners to produce healthy generations of Amazon parrots in captivity, unsurpassed in the history of bird keeping.