Juan “Victor” Caniglia, of Wawarsing, New York, is now facing charges of “illegal commercialization of wildlife.” The new charges are on top of the 78 misdemeanor charges for “failure to provide sustenance” after authorities removed dozens of birds from a small shed on Caniglia’s land, including macaws, cockatiels, and two wild native songbirds, a Tufted Titmouse and a Northern Cardinal. MidHudsonNews has the story.
By the way, is that an alternative spelling? I thought that it is aviculturist (but browser spell-check never approves). Are they variants of the same word?
And sorry for non-sequitur, but congratulations on all of your recent close-up shots (I am catching up on what I missed . . .). I am drooling over the Ovenbird still!
@sara: Thanks about the pictures. And it seems that your spelling is correct (and the one in the dictionary), though both generate quite a few hits on google. So thanks for that too…I’ve changed it in the title.