Specific studies and compilations are directed by A. Vrohidis, M.S. Avian Nutritional and Health Studies and Director of development for Midwest Avian Adoptions and Rescue Services, whose extensive residences around the world created perspective and a strong network of avian specialists to examine and define nutrients and habitats to present their importance in bird's cellular, behavioral and metabolic functions.
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A. Vrohidis with a young male SI Eclectus
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