The Rainbow Bird Sanctuary now takes care of more than 400 birds.
<B An African grey parrot at The Rainbow Bird Sanctuary
Mr Jenkins presented the book Rainbow Bird to the charity Book Aid International, which works in 18 countries.
Brian Jenkins presents his chosen book Rainbow Bird to Book Aid International.
The author has brought together five beautifully illustrated folktales about Australian pelicans, Norwegian crows, Sri Lankan quail, an African rainbow bird
, and Chinese swans.
One of the authors who was invited along by Middlesbrough Council's Library Service was Eric Maddern, pictured, who has written books including Earth Story, Rainbow Bird
and Curious Clownfish.
His short stories have been collected in four volumes: Separate Lives (1931), Sea and Spinifex (1934), Let the Birds Fly (1955), and The Rainbow Bird
This offering, a winner with my seven-year-old although it's more suited to younger readers, tells how some wacky jungle creatures (including "rainbow birds
with peckerty beaks") face up to a big scary intruder.
Sometimes referred to as the rainbow birds
of spring, warblers come in a wide array of color patterns.