A vi culture: An Underestimated Conservation Tool?

  title={A vi culture: An Underestimated Conservation Tool?},
  author={Laurella Desborough},
Historical records of the development of human civilization indicate that aviculture-the keeping and breeding of birds in captivity-has been practiced for thousands of years. Ancient Indian and Eastern manuscripts depict Indian Ring-necked Parrots (Psittacula k. kramen) and African Grey Parrots (Psittacus erithacus) being kept as pets and relate stories of the "remarkable talking ability" of these birds. The ancient Chinese often kept singing birds such as Pekin Robins (Leiothri:x: lutea) as… CONTINUE READING