Study

Artificial incubation and hand-rearing of captive-bred Abdim's stork Ciconia abdimii chicks at Audubon Park Zoo, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

  • Published source details Farnell G. & Shannon P.W. (1987) The breeding of Abdim's storks at the Audubon Park Zoo. Colonial Waterbirds, 10, 251-254

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Artificially incubate and hand-rear storks and ibises in captivity

Action Link
Bird Conservation

Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of storks and ibises

Action Link
Bird Conservation
  1. Artificially incubate and hand-rear storks and ibises in captivity

    A small study the Audubon Park Zoo, New Orleans, USA, in 1983 (Farnell & Shannon 1987) found that a pair of Abdim’s storks Ciconia abdimii successfully bred in captivity (see ‘Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations’), producing two eggs which were artificially incubated and hand-reared. The two chicks successfully integrated with the captive population and displayed normal behaviours. The eggs were incubated in a forced-air incubator at 36.9°C, moved to a 34°C brooder after hatching, with the temperature gradually reduced to 26°C by the time chicks were four weeks old. Hand-rearing consisted of seven feeds a day until four weeks old, when they were fed three times a day and then once a day from seven weeks old. Food consisted of commercial bird-of-prey food, fish, insects and yoghurt.

     

  2. Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of storks and ibises

    A small study at the Audubon Park Zoo, New Orleans, USA, in 1983 (Farnell & Shannon 1987) found that a pair of Abdim’s storks, Ciconia abdimii, successfully bred in captivity. However, they did not re-nest following the removal of two eggs for artificial incubation. This study is also discussed in ‘Artificially incubate and hand-rear birds in captivity’.

     

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