Category: Science

The quest for a perfect nest: what box is best?
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The quest for a perfect nest: what box is best?

Seeing a plywood nest box tucked amongst the branches of a tree or hoisted around its trunk is a familiar sight to many Australians. But how effective really are these well-intentioned makeshift homes at housing Australia’s unique and diverse wildlife?

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...