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Hand-Rearing Birds

Handbook / Manual
By: Rebecca S Duerr(Editor), Laurie J Gage(Editor)
794 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, tables
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Hand-Rearing Birds
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  • Hand-Rearing Birds ISBN: 9781119167754 Edition: 2 Hardback Apr 2020 In stock
Price: £112.00
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About this book

A fully updated and expanded new edition of the essential resource for those who treat and care for avian species

Hand-Rearing Birds presents a detailed guide to hand-rearing techniques for raising young birds, providing complete coverage of a wide variety of avian species and taxonomic groups for all avian care professionals. Chapters are written by expert rehabilitation, aviculture, and zoo professionals, and include useful references and bibliographies for further reading and research. Each chapter provides valuable information on appropriate intervention, housing, feeding, and care.

The second edition presents 50 chapters, including 12 new chapters on species or groups of species not featured in the previous edition. It also features colour photographs that help illustrate many concepts pertinent to birds. This important reference combines information on the science and skill needed to successfully hand-rear birds and is an essential resource for avian rehabilitators, breeders, veterinarians, and zoo staff.


Notes on Contributors ix
Preface xix
Acknowledgments xxi

1 Baby Bird Basics 1
      Rebecca S. Duerr
2 Identification and Aging 19
      Linda M. Tuttle-Adams
3 Incubation 53
      Susie Kasielke
4 Ratites 75
      Dale A. Smith
5 Ducks, Geese, and Swans 89
      Marjorie Cahak Gibson
6 Sea Ducks 107
      Michele Goodman
7 Domestic Poultry 119
      Nora Pihkala and Yuko Sato
8 Wild Turkeys, Quail, Grouse, and Pheasants 137
      Marjorie Cahak Gibson
9 Loons 151
      Renée Schott and Jesse Menne
10 Grebes 167
      Jessika Madison-Kennedy and Rebecca S. Duerr
11 Flamingos 183
      Laurie Conrad and Susie Kasielke
12 Penguins 201
      Linda Henry
13 African Penguins 219
      Nicky Stander and Romy Klusener
14 Shearwaters and Petrels 237
      Tracy Anderson
15 Cormorants 251
      Michelle Bellizzi, Isabel Luevano, and Jennifer Linander
16 Brown Pelicans 265
      Yaritza Acosta
17 Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns 273
      Megan Shaw Prelinger, Jennifer Linander, and Rebecca S. Duerr
18 Ibis 289
      Laurie Conrad
19 Vultures 307
      Susie Kasielke
20 Diurnal Raptors 329
      Louise Shimmel
21 Eagles 345
      Marjorie Cahak Gibson
22 Coots, Gallinules, and Rails 363
      Marie Travers and Isabel Luevano
23 Cranes 377
      Marjorie Cahak Gibson
24 Shorebirds 393
      Libby Osnes Erie and Aimee Greenebaum
25 Alcids 407
      David A. Oehler
26 Gulls and Terns 425
      Meryl Faulkner
27 Pigeons and Doves 437
      Nancy Eilertsen and Guthrum Purdin
28 Turacos 457
      Kateri J. Davis
29 Yellow-billed Cuckoos 467
      Maureen Eiger
30 Roadrunners 477
      Elizabeth Penn (Penny) Elliston
31 Owls 485
      Lisa (Elisa) Fosco
32 Goatsuckers 497
      Linda Hufford
33 Swifts 509
      Jayne Neville and Veronica Bowers
34 Hummingbirds 521
      Elizabeth Penn (Penny) Elliston
35 Mousebirds 539
      Kateri J. Davis
36 Hornbills, Kingfishers, Hoopoes, and Bee-eaters 549
      Patricia Witman and Nicole LaGreco
37 Toucans 567
      Martin Vince
38 Woodpeckers 575
      Nancy Barbachano and Rebecca S. Duerr
39 Wild Parrots 587
      Nikki Buxton and Sophie Hebert Saulnier
40 Lorikeets 611
      Carol Stanley
41 Insects and Other Arthropods as Food 623
      Mark Finke, Liz Koutsos, and Diane Winn
42 Corvids 641
      Elaine Friedman
43 Small Insectivores 665
      Veronica Bowers
44 North American Swallows 683
      Veronica Bowers
45 Thrushes, Mimids, and Thrush Relatives 705
      Linda M. Tuttle-Adams
46 Towhees 719
      Ashton Kluttz and Dana A. Glei
47 Grackles, Blackbirds, and Other Icterids 731
      Maureen Eiger and Guthrum Purdin
48 House Finches, Goldfinches, and House Sparrows 741
      Guthrum Purdin and Rebecca S. Duerr
49 Grosbeaks and Cardinals 759
      Veronica Bowers and Jessika Madison-Kennedy
50 Java Sparrows 771
      Jo Gregson and Andrew Bowkett

Appendix A Record Sheet Example 779
Appendix B Energy Requirements for Growing Birds 781
Appendix C Songbird Washing Instructions 785
      Veronica Bowers

Index 789

Customer Reviews


Rebecca S. Duerr, DVM, MPVM, PhD, is Clinical Veterinarian and Research Director at International Bird Rescue in California, USA. Laurie J. Gage, DVM, DACZM, is a zoo and wildlife veterinarian from northern California, USA.

Handbook / Manual
By: Rebecca S Duerr(Editor), Laurie J Gage(Editor)
794 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, tables
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Media reviews

Reviews of the first edition:

"Wildlife rehabilitators across the nation are probably as pleased as I am to see this book now available [...] there are tips that may be new even to those with a lot of experience in avian hand-rearing. The depth of detail for each species is complete enough that this book could serve as a sole reference text for a rehabilitator. Any facility that sees and raises many types of birds needs to have this book. I strongly recommend this for rehabilitators and veterinarians who deal with many types of avian patients."
Exotic DVM Magazine

"What a joy it is to have this remarkable resource at my fingertips. Time after time and bird after baby bird, you have come to my rescue. New orphan? No problem! All the pertinent information is there for the neophyte and the old pro alike. I can't recommend Hand-Rearing Birds enough."
Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter, August 2008

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