Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Bare-throated whistler

I was introduced to the Bare-throated whistler through the writings of David De Souza. From what little info (at that time), I could gather, it seems like an interesting bird to keep.
Mine was a wild specimen which I bought from a local shop. It took a long time to get it to sing.
Being an insectivorous bird, I eventually fed it with Jeffrey Low's dry food. And some crickets as supplements in the evening.

Lately, it has tame down somewhat and I was able to take a short video of it from a distance of 3 meters away. Still not in full form yet. I am hoping its song would improve over time :)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wild Zebra Dove pt 2

This fella was found on new year's day & handfed. Been more than 4 months already & he appears to be doing well. Maybe he could be trained as a "pikat".