AvicultureThe keeping and breeding of birds in captivity, aviculturists also being called 'bird fanciers'. As well as the various types of cagebird, kept in aviaries, there are many captive birds which live out of doors, being prevented from flying away by pinioning or a similar method. The Avicultural Society, founded in 1894, is an international organisation concerned with the study of captive and wild birds, and publishes the quarterly 'Avicultural Mazagine'.
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From Peter Weaver's Birdwatcher's Dictionary
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