Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Yellow Rumped Seed Eater

Yellow Rumped Seed Eater or well known as Black Throated Canary, in its origin have been recognized in 7 [seven] different types, based on its origin area. The differences are in the color, shape and its song. The details of the difference is very limited, as you can only recognize it when they are placed together in the same place or close enough for us to see the differences. It is easier to see the differences if we could have those all kinds, but we can also can see those birds based on its pictures anyway. Some pictures belows may could show a little bit about the colors differential for us to get visualization or overview.

This pictures shows a kind of Yellow Rumped Seed Eater from Kenya origin. Their overall color is more brown, compare to other Yellow rump, which usually more gray in color. Another kind like this one, which have been introduced to Indonesia many years ago, used to be called by Indonesian birds lover as Kingstone or Senegal Black Throat. They had no black spots on the throat, but instead of that they have black color 'mustache' in the left & right side oh the throat, just like the mozambiq finch. Their sing abilities also not as good as the other kind.

This one in Indonesia used to be called as the Black Throat, from Boswana. The characteristics, which to be recognized by birds lover were black color in the throat is much more than other kinds, overall color is more gray than the brown, the white eye brow is duller that the upper kind/kenya or senegal. This kind has slighter body shape and also famous with its best singing abilities, covering the songs and the acts. Based on those superiorities, this kind became the most favorite one to be collected by birds lover in Indonesia. The higher price of this kind also automatically occurs.

The last picture is came from Southern Area [of Africa]. This kind is close to its relative, the Boswana origin, with darker gray colors, little bit bigger body diameter [looked more fatty] and different shape of head/top. The singing abilities is a little bit lower than the Boswana kind, as the song is too rapid in cadence and beats and the lower sound level.

Today, as some kinds of those Yellow Rumped Seeds Eaters, which have been introduced to Indonesia for few decades, have been lost in its details characteristic by the creativity of many breeders. So many kinds have been crossed to each kind, resulting so many hybrids, so we could not see clearly now where the differences are. But some original race in limited number is still exist in the hand of some limited breeders.

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Friday, December 5, 2008

Singing Finches Today's News

The Singing Finches existence in Indonesia for the time being was not in good condition. It is difficult to find in the market the singing finches such as Black Throat, Gray Singing Finch/Edel Sanger, Mozambiq Finch/Yellow Eyes, Citrils, Lemon Finch, Gold Finches, Saffron, and many other finches which which used to be introduced to Indonesia couple decades ago. The birds is becoming rare.
Some reasons may be the trigger to this condition. The reasons were listed below;
* Avian Influenza
This is the major source of all matter, where the importer may found some difficulties regarding the importing document required.
* Red Listed
Some singing finches have been listed as endangered species in its origin country, this will influences the trading process, even if the birds are coming from the farms.
* Appreciation
The majority of birds exhibitions or championship in Indonesia now is excluding the class for these birds kind. This will decrease the interest of the birds lovers to have the singing finches.
* Breeder's Interest
In accumulation to those reasons on above have imposed the breeders in Indonesia to discontinue the breeding, as it have no more profit to gain.

This condition have an impact, as the economic theory, the price was the result of demand and supply balance. It always can be applied, the demand has been increased by the singing finches lovers that still looking these birds for their collection. The market is empty, there is no supply from the importer and the breeder is very limited in production [some breeders of these several singing finches is still exist today, it is a good faith, right?]. Now, the price has goes up. The rate is becoming higher, twice if we compare to couple years ago, before the avian influenza issue occurs.

Is there anyone wanna be the one to grows the population of the singing finches in Indonesia today? If you are the one, be a breeder of singing finches. At least join us in this community, surely your voice, opinion & acts has a signification ....