Meet the jacanas, a family of wading birds that are spread across Asia, Africa, South and Central America, and Australia.
Australians have been advised to stay at home for the foreseeable future and backyard birding may just be the answer to your boredom.
There’s hope for Kangaroo Island’s glossy black cockatoos after all.
Behavioural ecologist Gisela Kaplan has studied native Australian birds for decades and understands them better than most people. The expression “bird brain” means quite the opposite of what we think and some species are outsmarting human children in some areas. Her biggest worry is that Australians take their birds for granted and our way of life is pushing them to the brink.
On this episode Gisela talks about how to save native birds by understanding their behaviour and needs. It’s not too late, yet.
This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Angela Heathcote (Digital Producer at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com).
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