In this week's issue (June 25)

Nick West looks at the liocichla family of birds and discovers these Asian babblers need our avicultural help.
Judy Higgins unravel the genetics behind breeding crested budgerigars.
Vet Alan Jones explains how birds are sexed and why it can help with a diagnosis.
Brian Keenan offers advice on how you can help your first-round canary chicks get through the moult.
Rosemary Low argues that the African grey parrot has not been saved by the EU import ban.
Hawk Eye suggests that the bird world could learn a lot from the horse world in terms of curbing indiscriminate breeding.
PLUS: Don't miss our four-page falconry supplement and your chance to win a pair of tickets to the International Festival of Falconry!