Livingston S, Valdes E. Schut P. 2013. Intake and growth rates of three passerine species at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. In Ward A, Coslik A, Mahan K, Treiber K, Reppert A, Maslanka M, Eds. Proceedings of the Tenth Conference on Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition, AZA Nutrition Advisory Group, Salt Lake City, UT.
Whenever possible, avian parents are tasked with raising their young. Occasionally circumstances dictate that young are pulled for hand rearing. Protocols are in place for different species that indicate food items and amounts to feed as well as developmental indicators and husbandry parameters. Avian species have different diets as adults but many utilize similar food items to feed their young. Here we compare the nutrient intake and growth rates of hand reared Taveta Golden Weavers (Ploceus castaneiceps), White Headed Buffalo Weavers (Dinemellia dinemelli) and Magpie Shrikes (Corvinella melanoleuca) at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.25_ Livingston.pdf     171 KB