Publications

The reason for writing a book about birds was that I couldn’t find adequate literature when I started keeping birds myself, decennial ago. Consulting foreign literature, by trial and error, and with the help of other breeders ,I have collected a wealth of information, that I wish to share with you. Because writing is not an unpleasant activity for me, I decided to make  a sort of reference book myself. After my retirement I  could finally start with it. Before, I did not have enough time.  If I had known that writing that book would take seven years, I may perhaps not have begun……

While I was writing the book, I found that I wished to tell more than one book could contain. That’s why I first published  the book Breeding Estrildid Finches (in Dutch), with information about keeping and raising Estrildids. It’s successor was the book Estrildid Finches in the Picture providing photographs and information about his finches, an identification guide, with all available information about the species and their subspecies, habitat, way of life, nutricion, et cetera.

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Breeding estrildid finches

Breeding Estrildid Finches An up-to-date and extensive book with complete information about keeping and breeding Astrilds, Amadines, Parrot finches and Lonchuras. It gives you information about accommodation/housing, equipment, feed, breeding, nomenclature, etc. The book of 160×220 mm counts 200 pages and about 120 full colour pictures by Pieter van den Hooven, Howard Robinson, and the author about birds, my …

Estrildid finches in the picture

Estrildid Finches in the picture A reference with a description of all estrildid finches. You can order this book via t.jochem@avitoon.nl Hardcover (500 pages, about 500 pictures, A4-format): € 98.- . Shipping costs  Europe:  € 21 up to € 28,-  ; USA € 50.- ; Rest of the world:  € 36,- The book is sent by …