This book is an essential resource for anyone that appreciates the beauty of these energetic, lively and colourful birds. Harry has a gift of writing in a straight-forward, no nonsense and down to earth style, advising both new and experienced Finch owners through every stage of ownership, from selecting your preferred breeds, how to house them so they thrive in your location and climate, the best ways to feed them and keep them healthy, and much more. The second part of the book delves into the individual Finch breeds and their variants, with information and advice specific to that particular bird.
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The book also includes colour photo pictorials of rare Australian finches, plus other bird species that are compatible with finches, such as canaries, doves and others, to give the budding aviarist the best start on this rewarding and enjoyable hobby.
FINCHES in AUSTRALIA
If you are a beginner or an experienced birdkeeper, advice from a 40 year finch veteran is always welcome. This new book from Harry Doven, renowned authority on finches in Australia and one of the founding members of the Western Australian Finch Society, gives you all the information you need to successfully care for, breed and show these delightful and entertaining small birds.
Over 350 Colour Photos
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About the Author
Harry became a lifelong aviculturist after finding an aviary in the backyard of his first home, complete with birds, in 1975.
Much of the early years involved caring for canaries, however he has always kept finches. Specialising in the Zebra Finch, Harry also keeps a wide range of both Australian and non-Australian finches.
Taking a keen interest in breeding and showing birds, he has developed an extensive knowledge of finches, and is also an experienced judge at both state and national levels.
Along with five fellow enthusiasts, he started the Finch Society of Western Australia. The first meeting was held in Perth, in October 1982. Within a few short years, the club had grown to over 300 members.
In 2006, Harry was awarded a life membership to the very club he helped to create, and in 2017 he was also awarded a life membership of the Zebra Finch Society WA.
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