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2 years 11 months ago - 2 years 11 months ago #1237 by christopher glanville
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Two amethyst starlings
One chestnut backed thrush ( lost lots of young after fledging)
Three Orange headed thrush ( lost lots of young after fledging)
One bearded reedling

Near misses
Lost 8 plumbeous water redstart after fledging
Lost one senegal white eye after fledging

No breeding attempts from pekin robins

Chris
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2 years 11 months ago - 2 years 11 months ago #1242 by Peter Moore
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Thrushes can be hit or miss,
there are several factors involved,
Because they are ground birds Coccidiosis can cause loss of birds, the adults tend to manage to cope with it but youngsters cannot. Another problem is the males not carrying on feeding the youngsters when they leave the nest. Another reason is the male gets territorial when the female goes to nest again and so the youngsters dont get fed or he drives them away making them hide up and afraid to come out to feed.
A good Belgian friend and thrush breeder told me with Thrushes if you get a good male that feeds the youngsters you will do well but if you get one that dont you will struggle to breed any youngsters.
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2 years 11 months ago #1245 by Paul Setterington
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Two Blue-necked tanagers is all that I've managed to breed this year.
Had Violaceous euphonias laying eggs and leaving them
Had clear eggs off Golden tanagers , and blue-crowned chlorophonia laying eggs but have no cock bird to pair her to.
Hope for better next year !!

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2 years 10 months ago #1266 by Gary Brailsford
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That's not bad Paul . Any breeding is a good one
Always 2019

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2 years 10 months ago #1269 by Paul Setterington
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I'm thinking of going back to sunbirds Gary .
They're a lot less time consuming and easier to keep I don't have the time with work.

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