Author: Rowan Mott (Rowan Mott)

Catching hope: the race against fire
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Catching hope: the race against fire

Burnt leaves litter the heathland at Howe Flat in the eastern-most tip of Victoria, blown on the wind as the fire edges ever-closer. For a small, ground-dwelling bird called the Eastern Bristlebird, this spells trouble...

A Smile from a Swoop
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A Smile from a Swoop

Australian magpies are renowned swoopers, but there are several other species that strike fear into the hearts of passers-by...

Listen up and you will never look back
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Listen up and you will never look back

There are few sounds so intrinsically linked with Australia as the chortle of a magpie first thing in the morning. Yet, despite this early foray into call recognition, few people add more than a handful of other species to the list of birds that they can recognise by call...