Hyacinth Macaws-Info-2nd Nov 2017

Hyacinth Macaws-Info-2nd Nov 2017

Hyacinth Macaw or Hyacinthine Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) is a parrot native to central and eastern South America. It is largest flying parrot in the world. Hyacinth Macaw is 100 cm (3.3 ft) long from the tip of its tail to the top of its head and weighs 1.2-1.7 kg (2.6-3.7 lb). Each wing is 388-425 ... Read More »

Results of 2017 Top ten birds-1st Oct 2017

Results of 2017 Top ten birds-1st Oct 2017

Yearly contest of top ten birds of Shuka Vana results are based on voting of the members supporting Shuka Vana and staff. The results are as follows Top-1-Golden Conure (Nidhi) Top-2-White-fronted Amazon (Hasta) Top-3-Hahn’s Macaw (Vajra) Top-4-Congo African Grey Parrot (Dharma) Top-5-Black-headed Caique (Pancharangi) Top-6-Grand Eclectus Female Parrot (Durga) Top-7-Grand Eclectus Male Parrot (Gam) Top-8-Blue-naped ... Read More »

Atlas Obscura’s article on Shukavana-29th Sep 2017

Atlas Obscura’s article on Shukavana-29th Sep 2017

‘Atlas Obscura’ publishes an article ”Inside India’s Record-Breaking Aviary” about Shukavana. Journalist visiting shares her experiences that include amazing daily activity of feathered friends similar to that of wild, rehabilitation care and efforts of His Holiness Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji in establishing safe heaven for abandoned birds. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/india-aviary-shuka-vana-world-record Read More »

Management of feather plucking problem of Moluccan cockatoo-2nd Sep 2017

Management of feather plucking problem of Moluccan cockatoo-2nd Sep 2017

Cockatoos are known for their feather plucking problem when depressed. Parrots being intelligent birds, emotional management of these birds is a major component to be considered. Bird to be healthy like in humans, they need to be physically and mentally healthy. Hence activities that keeps the bird happy and physically fit are required. Moluccans among ... Read More »

Feathered friend’s healthy routine at Shuka Vana-23rd Aug 2017

Feathered friend’s healthy routine at Shuka Vana-23rd Aug 2017

Routine for birds at Shuka Vana is designed according to their life in wild. Birds go by Sunrise and Sun set cycle, they fast overnight and eat only during day time and fly during morning hours away from their nest in search of food. Birds follow similar cycle during morning hours they are taken out ... Read More »

Interactive educational programme for school children at Shuka Vana-17th Aug 2017

Interactive educational programme for school children at Shuka Vana-17th Aug 2017

Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji’s project Shuka Vana mainly aims at rehabilitation, rescue of abandoned birds, awareness and protection of nature. Children from different schools visit Shuka Vana to interact with birds and understand their role in nature for a balanced ecosystem. More than 150 students visited Shuka Vana and are overwhelmed with joy to watch ... Read More »

Colourful Parrot Aviary-Info-21st July 2017

Colourful Parrot Aviary-Info-21st July 2017

“Colourful Parrot Aviary” hosts Lory and Lorikeets, and Conures that would love to stay in group. Lory and Lorikeets are medium-sized adorable parrots feeding on nectar of various blossoms and soft fruits, preferably berries. Species with longer tapering tails are generally referred to as “lorikeets”, while species with short blunt tails are generally referred to ... Read More »

Human friendly ‘Pesquet’s Parrots’-19th June 2017

Human friendly ‘Pesquet’s Parrots’-19th June 2017

Pesquet’s parrot or Vulturine parrot [Psittrichas fulgidus (Lesson)] are native to Hill and rainforest in New Guinea. Pesquet’s parrot is a large parrot with a total length of approximately 46 cm (18 in) and a weight of 680-800 g (24-28 oz). Its plumage is black, with greyish scaling to the chest, and belly, uppertail coverts ... Read More »

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