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The Logo

Soon after the SCA was set up as a Society, the committee had to decide upon a logo. Many ideas were put forward from the general membership - most prominent of all was the use of the Palm Cockatoo as a logo or figurehead. As another charity had already used this species it was decided to seek an alternative

, and so it was decided to use the Red-Crowned Amazon (Amazona dufresniana rhodocorytha). This species is now considered "at risk" in its native territory, which covers South Eastern Venezuela and Central-Eastern Brazil. The Chairman of the SCA - Bob Mann - is the first person to successfully breed this species in the world. So far, 130+ of the species have been successfully bred over a 20 year breeding program. At present Bob has several breeding pairs and hopes to extend his breeding collection. This species has proved to be a useful subject as a "logo" as it is attractively coloured and provokes members of the public into asking why a member of the Amazon family (well know for their pet qualities) is endangered. Young birds from the breeding progam have been sent all over the world, including Europe, South Africa, Scandinavia and the Philippines in an effort to get the species breeding in other collections.

 

As can be seen from the graphic and photograph's, they clearly show the strong plumage of the bird. Professional photographer Dennis Avon, who very kindly donated his time and slides to the Society, took the photographs.

 
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