24 birds were taken from an aviary. They were worth around £8,500 in total and include the following:

A Siberian pied brown finch with a white beak and white spots
A red and white pied cock Bullfinch cock stolen from Tamworth
A brown bullfinch hen
A goldfinch mule with a bright orange face
Several bullfinch cocks including one with only one eye
A native brown and black bullfinch
Three brown Siberian bullfinches
Four red split cock Siberian bullfinches
A white bullfinch with pink eyes and a white beak. There are believed to be only two of its kind in the world and it is valued at £1,000.
Three goldfinches
A green canary

Most of the birds have rings on their ankles.

PC Jamie Sargent, from Tamworth Local Policing Team, said: “These specially-bred birds are very distinctive and are worth a considerable amount.

“Anybody with information should ring Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 88 of 13 May. Alternatively, they can call independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 101.”

Additional Info

Police Incident Number88 of 13 May
Police ForceStaffordshire Police 0300 123 4455