Bird Husbandry Guidelines











General
 
Hygiene Protocols for the prevention and control of diseases (particularly Beak & Feather Disease) in Australian Birds.
Available at website

 Non-passerine families

Ratites General

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

Cassowary Husbandry Manual
2013 - James Biggs Cairns Tropical Zoo
 
Cassowary Husbandry Manual
Gjalt Erkelens (revised - 2004).
EAZA

Cassowary Husbandry Manual
L. Romer (ed) (1997).
Go here to Download main section


 

Dromaiidae

Emu

Swarbrick, K. (2008)

Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, NSW.



Apterygidae (Kiwis)

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

 
Anatidae (Swans, Geese & Ducks)
 

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)
Brown Teal Recovery Group, C/- Brown Teal Captive Management
Co-ordinator, RD 2, Ruawai, Northland, New Zealand.
Available at web site (PDF):
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Brown Teal Captive Management Plan
Grant Dumbell (2000).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download


 

Cape Barren Goose

Reeve-Parker, L. (2007)

Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, NSW.


 

Plumed Whistling Duck

McRay, J. (2008)

Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, NSW.


 

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

 

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

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

  

Spheniscidae (Penguins)

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

Little Penguin

Williams, L. (2008)

Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, NSW


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

Penguin Husbandry Manual
Penguin Taxon Advisory Group (2005).
AZA

Penguin Husbandry Manual
Crissey, S. and McGill, P. (1994).
In: Penguin Husbandry Manual.
Available at web site (PDF):
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Podicipedidae (Grebes)

Grebe Husbandry Guidelines (draft)
Kamil Cihak & Dvur Kralove (2006)
Contact: Kamil Cihak
E-mail: kamil.cihak@zoodk.cz
EAZA
 

Scopidae (Hamerkop)

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


Pelecanidae (Pelicans)

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


Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants)

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

Ardeidae (Herons)

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

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. (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
 

Ciconiidae (Storks)

Marabou Stork Husbandry guidelines
Jeannette van Benthem (2002).
The EAZA Ciconiiformes/Phoenicopteriformes TAG
Contact: Catherine King, Chair EAZA Ciconiiformes/
Phoenicopteriformes TAG
Rotterdam Zoo, Van Aerssenlaan 49, 3039 KE,
Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
E-mail: c.king@rotterdamzoo.nl or
Jeannette van Benthem
E-mail: Jeannette.van.Benthem@nvdzoos.nl

Phoenicopteridae (Flamingos)

Flamingo Husbandry Guidelines
Editors: Chris Brown, AZA Ciconiiformes TAG, Dallas Zoo &
Catherine King, EAZA Ciconiiformes/Phoenicopteriformes EEP, Rotterdam Zoo (2005).
Copy Editors: Sherry Mossbarger, Avian Research Technician, Dallas Zoo & Janelle Barron, Management Assistant, Dallas Zoo.
A Joint Effort of the AZA and EAZA in Cooperation With WWT.
Click here to download (note large file)
 

Birds of Prey General

Birds of Prey in Flying Demonstrations
Jemima Parry-Jones (2000).
The Federation of Zoological Gardens of Great Britain
and Ireland.
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

Falconiformes (Diurnal Birds of Prey) Management Guidelines
Jemima Parry Jones (2000).
National Bird of Prey Centre
Gordon T. Mellor (ed), De Montfort University Bedford, UK.
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
 
Accipitridae (Hawks & Eagles)
Cinereous Vulture - Husbandry in North American Zoos
Contact: Ed Diebold.
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens,
10001 West Blue Mound Road, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
53226 USA
.
Phone: + 1 414 258 2333

Square-Tailed Kite

Hutchings, J. (2011)

Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, NSW

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:
Go here to download
 
Brolga Husbandry Manual
Lynda Veyret, Brolga Species Coordinator,Territory Wildlife Park, Northern Territory, Australia
 
Cranes -  General Husbandry
Swengel, R.S. and J.W. Carpenter (2000).
In: Cranes: their biology, husbandry and conservation.
Available at web site (PDF):
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Crane Socialisation Manual
International Crane Foundation (2001).
Available at web site (PDF):
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Otididae (Bustards)

Kori Bustard Husbandry Manual
Sara Hallager & Jeanette Boylan (eds) (2004).
Available at web site (PDF):
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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

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

Burhinidae (Thick-knees)

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

Charadriidae (Plovers)

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
 

Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes & Phalaropes)

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

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

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
 

Columbidae (Pigeons & Doves)


Wompoo Fruit-Dove

Gorman, I. (2011)

Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, NSW.


 

Emerald Dove

Brown, J. (2009)

Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, NSW.


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


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
 

Cacatuidae (Cockatoos)


Major Mitchell's Cockatoo

Carver, J. (2008)

Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, NSW


Galah

Scamell, C. (2008)

Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, NSW

Long-Billed Corella

Oosthoek, F. (2010)

Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, NSW

Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo

Harris, L. (2007)

Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, NSW

Red Tailed Black Cockatoo

Bennett, S. (2008)

Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, NSW

Palm Cockatoo Husbandry Manual

Donna Treby (2004).
Click 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):
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Cacatua spp
Dr John O'Brien
 
Lorinae (Lorikeets)
Musk Lorikeet

Kuc, D. (2009)

Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, NSW

Rainbow Lorikeet

Klarich, R. (2011)

Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, NSW

Psittacidae (Parrots)
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

 
Red-browed Amazon Husbandry Manual (Nutrition Chapter)
Paul Reillo, Ph.D. (ed) (2003).
Available at web site:
Go here to download

Blue & Gold Macaw
Fulton, S. (2005)
Western Sydney institute of TAFE, NSW.

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
Published: 1990
Contact: Susan Healy,
Sacramento Zoo, 3930 W Land Park Drive, Sacramento,
CA 95822-1123, USA
.
Phone: + 1 916 264 5166
Fax: + 1 916 264 5887
E-mail: info@saczoo.com


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).
Click here to download
 
Orange-bellied Parrot Husbandry Manual (draft)
Healesville Sanctuary
Contact Jocelyn Hockley jhockley@zoo.org.au


Kea (Nestor notabilis) Captive Management Plan and Husbandry Manual.
Pullar, T. (1996).
Threatened Species Occasional Publication #9,
Department of Conservation,
Threatened Species Unit,
PO Box 10-420,
Wellington, New Zealand.


Princess Parrot
Flew, S. (2009)
Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, NSW.


Superb Parrot
Naylor, K. (2005)
Western Sydney institute of TAFE, NSW.


Musophagidae (Turacos & Allies)

Turaco Husbandry Manual
Trey Todd (1998)
Houston Zoological Gardens, 1513 N. MacGregor Drive,
Houston, TX 77030-1603, USA.
Phone: + 1 713 533 6500
Fax: + 1 713 553 6755
E-mail: pwarfield@houstonzoo.org

Tytonidae (Barn & Grass Owls)

Barn Owl

Seiders, A. (2009)

Western Sydney institute of TAFE, NSW


Barn Owl

Shepherd, T. (2011)

Western Sydney institute of TAFE, NSW


Masked Owl

Neasbey, C. (2008)

Western Sydney institute of TAFE, NSW


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 National Birds of Prey Centre
Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1JJ, UK.
Phone: + 44 0870 990 1992
E-mail: jpj@nbpc.demon.co.uk


Birds of Prey in Flying Demonstrations:
Jemima Parry-Jones (2000).
The Federation of Zoological Gardens of Great Britain
and Ireland.
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


Podargidae

Tawny Frogmouth

Snow, J. (2008)

Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, NSW


Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)

Hummingbird Husbandry Guidelines
Karen Krebbs, Dave Rimlinger & Michael Mace (2002).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download
 
 
Coraciiformes (Hornbills, Kingfishers, Bee-eaters, Mot Mots, Rollers, Hoopoes)
AZA Coraciiformes Taxon Advisory Group Website
 
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Micronesian Kingfisher Husbandry Manual
Beth Bahner, Aliza Baltz and Ed Diebold (eds) (1998).
Contact: Beth Bahner,
Philadelphia Zoological Gardens,
3400 West Girard Ave.,
Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
.
Phone: + 1 215 243 1100
Fax: + 1 215 243 0219

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


Meropidae

Rainbow Bee Eater

Webb, J. (2009)

Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, NSW


Bucerotidae (Hornbills)

Hornbill Management and Husbandry Guidelines
Wieke Galama, Catherine King & Koen Brouwer (2002).
Contact: Koen Brouwer
E-mail: koen.brouwer@nvdzoos.nl
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download
 

Southern Pied Hornbill Breeding
John A. Ellis (undated).
Chessington World of Adventures.
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download


Ramphastidae (Toucans)

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

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or (HTML):
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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):
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Passerine families

Meliphagidae (Honeyeaters & Allies)

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

Blue-faced Honeyeater

Masters, K. (2012)

Western Sydney institute of TAFE, NSW
 
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
 

Artamidae

White-Browed Woodswallow

Oats, L. (2008)

Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, NSW


Paradisaeidae (Birds-of-Paradise)

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

Passeridae

Painted Finch

Spain, M. (2009)

Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, NSW
 
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


Ptilonorhynchidae
Green Catbird

Good, A. (2009)

Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, NSW


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
 

Zosteropidae (White-eyes)

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

Muscicapidae (Old World Flycatchers & Chats)

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

Sturnidae (Starlings & Mynas)

Sturnid Husbandry Manual
Greg Bockheim & Susan Congdon (2001).
Click 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
 

Emberizidae (Sparrows & Old World Buntings)

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

 Estrildidae (Waxbills)

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