Police officers are appealing for information after valuable birds were stolen from a property in Tamworth at the weekend.
The 24 birds, which are worth around £8,500, were taken from an avery in the Belgrave area of the town between 9:30pm on Sunday and 8.30am on Monday.
Staffordshire Police is asking pet shop owners and breeders to be vigilant.
A pensioner from Derby says he's disgusted after a thief broke into an aviary in his garden, stole scores of birds and killed a dozen others.
John Brennan only discovered what had happened when he found dead birds strewn around the cage the following morning.
John Brennan is devastated after thieves stole scores of his birds and killed dozens more.
The attack, which lasted around 15 minutes, was caught on a CCTV camera inside the aviary.
Mr Brennan is now considering what more he can do to improve security.
This CCTV footage shows a thief forcing his way into John Brennan's aviary at night. He holds a torch in his mouth.
For fifteen minutes, he grabs at birds with a net, stuffing them into his pockets. At one point passing close to the camera.
Mr Brennan says he's shocked and devastated.
His garden is surrounded by high fences and barbed wire, but he's now considering what more security measures he can take.