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The breeding and rearing of birds.
- ‘Also included are the topics of natural history and aviculture.’
- ‘In recent times, the Solomon Island eclectus has become well-known in aviculture.’
- ‘Possibly the most visually striking of all of the South American psittacines, the hawk-headed parrot, Deroptyus accipitrinus, is becoming more common in aviculture.’
- ‘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.’
Late 19th century: from Latin avis ‘bird’ + culture.
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