Straw Tailed Wydah

Feb 23 2016

Breeding the STRAW-TAILED WHYDAH (Vidua Fischeri) under its usual host species the PURPLE GRENADIER (Uraeginthus ianthingester). by F.C.Barnicoat

  For several years Neil Chilton-Jones has been breeding African waxbills with considerable success in outdoor aviaries in the well wooded grounds of his large property at Klip River about 40km south of Johannesburg. Among the reasons for the good results he attains with this group of birds is his close proximity to an abundance of termite mounds, and he has overcome the various problems associated with the feeding of termites to his waxbills on a daily basis. The termites are fed in wooden...

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