Will ACTP breed the Glossy Black Cockatoo for the first time in Europe?

April 14th, 2016 | by LubosTomiska
Will ACTP breed the Glossy Black Cockatoo for the first time in Europe?
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Six months after the successful import of Glossy Black Cockatoo from Australia to Germany, one of the pairs started nesting. ACTP published that information on the official facebook page. On April 6th, they announced that birds are visiting their nestbox:

„Look at our Glossy Black Cockatoo. Just after a few warm days, they went straight in the nest box. SPRING FEVER!“

Two days later, ACTP added information that one of the females laid an egg:

„Shortly after we posted the last video of our Glossy black cockatoos, we saw that the hen had laid an egg.“

If ACTP breeds this species then it will be the first breeding of the Glossy Black Cockatoo in Europe. This cockatoo is the rarest cockatoo species in Europe and before this import only one female was kept legally here. At this moment, the female is also part of ACTP collection. In total, we can find several pairs in Berlin.

„Since the birds have been only 6 months at our facility, we were quite surprised! This species is difficult to breed,“ said representatives of the association on their fb page.

Imported birds came from Australian facility Priam Psittaculture Centre Research & Breeding which breeds them on regular basis.

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What will be the next import from Australia?

Current nesting of the Glossy Black Cockatoo is also unique because it is hard to imagine that anybody else would import these birds to Europe in close future. In general, Australia forbids any bird export or import, out or in. The recent import of the Glossy Black Cockatoos was an exception approved directly by Australian government.

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Editor-in-chief and publisher of the Australian Aviary Life Magazine Simon Degenhard is a close collaborator of ACTP and participated on the import significantly. In the last October, he wrote a report from the whole event and indicated that this could be just beginning of the story:

„With the Glossy’s now safe and sound in Germany it will soon be time to look toward the next project in what is hoped will be a long and successful cooperation between PPC and ACTP – this is only the beginning, not the end!“

So what species will be imported from Australia the next time?

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Title photo: (c) Lubomir Tomiska

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2 Comments

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  2. Shari Mirojnick says:

    What are the long-term goals of this project? Is there a plan for release of any of the offspring?

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