Giving a voice to the Kent bird club
Looking into a diamond sparrow's nest.
[Photographer: Mick Price]
While it's not our intention to present a massive raft of information here on very specialised avicultural terminology, we wanted to cover those terms that are readily understood by long-term bird keepers but that can appear like a different language to new or prospective keepers.
The aim is simply to provide some common terms within birdkeeping that may appear slightly baffling to someone new to the hobby. We've therefore kept it to a minimum but please let us know if there are additional - but not too specialised - terms that you feel should be on here.
With many thanks.
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