In this week’s issue (April 23rd)

Phil Mead tells us how to breed the purple glossy starling, that iridescent marvel from tropical Africa. Top avian vet Neil Forbes explains how he treats leg-injuries in parrots – and how we can learn to prevent them. British bird great Bernard Williams reports on a tricky season with chaffinches. David Shelbourne profiles Jo Brauns, a Fife canary superstar from Belgium. And we report on some disturbing proposals to change the law on birdkeeping in the USA. There’s all our usual news and views from the fancy, our club and show round-up – and a draw for free tickets to Chester Zoo.