|Red Jungle Fowl, Thailand|
|Throwing a Bola with a net.|
|A Bola around the legs for large birds.|
|These aren't our kitties, but cute.|
Over the past 30 years, I’ve had seven cats (not all at once) and each of them learned to leave our birds alone…even the adult strays we adopted. I’m confident that Egyptian households at that time also kept cats and birds that were able to live in close proximity without a serious problem.
|A Common Mynah Bird. There are many kinds.|
I remember visiting California’s San Diego Zoo in the 1960’s and seeing several round aviaries with wire dividing segments the way you’d cut a pie. In each separate segment was one Mynah bird. A metal plaque was attached to the front of each bird’s cage. It gave their name, the words they could repeat, and noted that they were relinquished by their owners (i.e., no longer wanted). It was obvious that, unlike other animals at the zoo, every effort was made to prevent the Mynah’s from repopulating.
|Wild Ring-necked Parakeet.|
|Song Thrush. There are many varieties of Thrush.|
|Chinese fisherman with Cormorant. Notice ring around neck.|
Why doesn't the Cormorant fly away, you ask? Either their wings are clipped, or there is a rope around their leg, or both. The birds are also handled and trained from a very young age. They expect to return to the fisherman and don't stray far from his craft.
|A Falcon reward?|
|Sarus Cranes of Pakistan.|
|Wild Alexandrine Parakeet.|