Definition of aviculture in English:


Syllabification: a·vi·cul·ture
Pronunciation: /ˈāviˌkəlCHər, ˈavi-


The breeding and rearing of birds.
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  • The ability to establish a technique for age estimation in wild birds will provide far-reaching benefits to aviculture, ornithology, and science in general.
  • It was fitting that an award honoring a superb supporter of aviculture should go to such a superb bird.
  • Red-winged parrots are best kept in a breeding situation since their numbers in American aviculture are quite small.


early 20th century: from Latin avis 'bird' + culture.



Pronunciation: /ˌāviˈkəlCHərəl, ˌavi-/
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  • She combines scientific observations with ornithological, avicultural, and personal experiences.
  • In captivity the Moluccan cockatoo has been a popular avicultural subject for many decades, but the past history of captive breeding success has been sporadic and inconsistent.
  • She is an avicultural writer, editor, speaker, and judge, and an aviculturist for 24 years.


Pronunciation: /ˌāviˈkəlCHərəlist, ˌavi-/
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  • I manufactured artificial nests using domed bamboo nest baskets frequently used by aviculturalists for breeding finches.
  • The closed aviary concept offers both the aviculturalist and the veterinarian an foundation to build on.
  • Since most aviculturalists are more at home with Psittacosis, I will continue to use that name.


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  • Nearly a year ago, a well known city-based aviculturist told wildlife authorities that he wanted to donate a pair of Emus, captive bred in his farm house, to the park.
  • In March 1999, Western Australian aviculturists held 81 birds, 102 were in the hands of private collectors in other parts of Australia and 16 were in zoo collections around Australia.
  • Although American aviculturists have long-recognized the rosie as a wonderful aviary bird, its status as a companion parrot is relatively new to American bird enthusiasts.

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