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Meantime a number of landowners in the western Division are now aware that nests of the Majors need to be tinned and are in fact now doing so, that is good news for the birds. I enjoy receiving the P


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and always study your bird prices compared to ours some of your captive raised Australian species are cheaper in England than in Australia. That is about all the news for now I’ll touch base with you in a few months time. Regards, Ray


10 BIRD SCENE


The Kakapo in New Zealand Many of the flightless native birds of New Zealand have suffered as a result of the introduction into New Zealand of small hunting mammals such as cats, rats and mongoose. The kakapo as a ground-living bird almost became extinct until the last surviving birds were re-located to off-shore islands that had been cleared of predators. The PSUK has assisted by supplying an incubator for hand-rearing baby kakapo. The breeding of kakapo


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