Course: Breeding of Exotic Birds

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Course title Breeding of Exotic Birds
Course code KBD/CHEP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Havlíček Jan, Mgr.
  • Berec Michal, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Birds and Man - Introduction. Breeding equipment, location. Food, basic nutrition principles. Hygiene principles of breeding, overview of basic diseases (prevention, diagnostics, treatment), care of bird health, principles of manipulation with them. Reproduction in captivity - general basics of care for nesting birds. List of individual groups of breeding birds with specifics of their biology and breeding: Anseriformes, Galliformes, Columbiformes, Psittaciformes, Apodiformes, Piciformes, Passeriformes - Emberizidae, Fringillidae, Estrildidae, Ploceidae, Sturnidae, Timaliidae, Corvidae.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Excursion
  • Class attendance - 42 hours per semester
  • Field trip - 8 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 80 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to give an overview of the main topics about the breeding of birds: breeding facilities, location, food, basic principles of nutrition, breeding hygiene, care of bird health, principles of manipulation with birds, reproduction in captivity - general principles of care for nesting birds. An overview of biology and the specific requirements of individual orders: Anseriformes, Galliformes, Columbiformes, Psittaciformes, Apodiformes, Piciformes, Passeriformes - Emberizidae, Fringillidae, Estrildidae, Ploceidae, Sturnidae, Timaliidae, Corvidae.
The ability of orientation in the main topics about the breeding of birds: breeding facilities, location, food and basic principles of nutrition, breeding hygiene, care of bird health, principles of manipulation with birds, reproduction in captivity - general principles of care for nesting birds. An overview of biology and the specific requirements of bird orders: Anseriformes, Galliformes, Columbiformes, Psittaciformes, Apodiformes, Piciformes, Passeriformes - Emberizidae, Fringillidae, Estrildidae, Ploceidae, Sturnidae, Timaliidae, Corvidae.
Prerequisites
Knowledge of the general characteristics of the Birds (Aves) class and its main systematics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Knowledge of the general principles of bird breeding: breeding equipment, location. Food, basic nutrition principles. Hygiene principles of breeding, overview of basic diseases (prevention, diagnostics, treatment), care of bird health, principles of manipulation with them. Reproduction in captivity - general basics of care for nesting birds. Main groups of breeding birds with specifics of their biology and breeding: Anseriformes, Galliformes, Columbiformes, Psittaciformes, Apodiformes, Piciformes, Passeriformes - Emberizidae, Fringillidae, Estrildidae, Ploceidae, Sturnidae, Timaliidae, Corvidae.
Recommended literature
  • Pavlovec, P., Vít, M. Astrildovití ptáci, chovatelská encyklopedie. Dona, České Budějovice, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7322-113-3.
  • Silva, T. a kol. Průvodce chovem papoušků. Mgr. Jan Sojka, Nová Exota, Horka nad Moravou, 2015. ISBN 978-80-260-7512-7.
  • Smrček, M. Kapesní atlas exotických ptáků. Art Area Bratislava, 2003.
  • Smrček, M., Smrčková, L. Papoušci celého světa. Nakl. Brázda, Praha, 1996.
  • Verhoef-Verhallenová, E. J. J. Encyklopedie ptáků v klecích a voliérách. Dobřejovice, Rebo International Lisse, 1999.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Biology and protection of "hobby" organisms (2016) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter