Avian Influenza on the Pacific Flyway

In our newfound world of pandemic awareness, it seems not even our feathered friends have been spared from pandemic impacts. Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has continued its pre-Covid scourge of our world, with detections on nearly every continent continuing for a number of years. The World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH) has been providing […]

Avian Influenza Prevention Zones

A second UK region is now subject to mandatory enhanced biosecurity measures. Today at noon, Norfolk, Suffolk and parts of Essex became and Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ). This means that it is a legal requirement for bird keepers to follow strict biosecurity measures to protect their birds. Earlier this month, although the restrictions over […]

African Black Duck

African Black Duck — Ian Gereg African Black Ducks from South Africa have blue-black bills, while those from the north of the species’ extensive range have pink bills. In Ethiopia they can be found breeding at up to 14,000ft. There are two subspecies recognised: A. s. leucostigma – isolated populations in west equatorial Africa, south-east […]