ABK Magazine. Australia
"Wonderful information on beautiful softbills. "
Just Finches and Softbill magazine . New Zealand
"A must have for all bird keepers whether you are a softbill breeder or not! "
Parrots magazine . UK
"It is very good. Excellent quality. "
Papousce parrot magazine . Czech Republic
"Nobody in the world has made such a great DVD!"
Simon Espley . Director Africa Geographic (pty) ltd
"Quite spectacular...Quite outstanding."
Part 5: Keeping and Breeding Softbills
Worldwide there is a growing interest in Softbills and this new Double
Disc DVD, believed to be the first of its kind in the world, will provide
you with information on more than 85 softbill species, as well as the
opportunity to learn lots of valuable tips from three of South Africa's
leading Softbill breeders : Mossie Webber (Turacos) William Horsfield
(Toucans) and Graeme Hoffman (Barbets, Starlings, Jays and Hornbills)
Some of the most beautiful birds in the world belong to the popular softbill group, which can be kept in planted aviaries and in essence feed on a diet of fruit, nectar etc. The description, “Softbill” does not mean that they have soft beaks, but refers to the fact that unlike parrots or finches they do not feed predominantly on nuts or seeds.
With the increasing availability of specialist avian nutrition for Softbills, more and more aviculturists are turning their skills to the challenge of breeding these magnificent birds. For many bird keepers and breeders the ultimate test of this fascinating hobby is to see if they can successfully breed Softbills, which are often well-known for their challenging mating habits and their wonderful calls.
The Double Disc DVD, Keeping and Breeding Softbills, includes:
Some of the Softbills that you will see:
And a lot, lot more
This DVD will also include a special section on the pioneering work that is currently being done in South Africa at the Mabula Ground Hornbill project with regard to the threatened Southern Ground Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri) species. With less than 1500 Ground Hornbills left in the wild, this remarkable and poignant story will demonstrate how bird keepers help to make a positive contribution to modern day nature conservation.
If a picture is worth a thousand words then a movie is worth a million.