Australia’s most beautiful birds aren’t just the colourful ones. With its glossy blue-black feathers that shimmer like a polished gemstone, the shining flycatcher is one of our most striking native species.
Up to 216 Australian birds are now threatened – compared with 195 a decade ago – and climate change is now the main driver pushing threatened birds closer to extinction, landmark new research has found.
Award-winning bird photographer Georgina Steytler has released a new book, For the Love of Birds, that documents Australia’s birds in a series of beautiful and powerful images.
One Taronga Zoo employee got quite the shock when the cries of a baby broke out in the closed zoo. But it wasn’t quite what they expected.
Lifelike full-colour portraits of Australia’s most iconic birds on newly released Birds of Australia Commemorative Collection. An Australian Geographic special offer.
I mean, look at those crazy things. It looks like old-timey dinosaur art exploded out of this poor bird’s toes. We really shouldn’t stare, but those kickers are wild.
Budgies are in abundance in the Red Centre this year thanks to good rainfall over the summer.
Bird song is passed from one generation to the next, but what happens when a bird is on the brink of extinction?
Science & Environment
Ecologist Claire Greenwell has dedicated her life to studying fairy terns, an endangered seabird. Now, she’s calling for the protection of other beach-nesting bird under threat.
If magpies told ghost stories, it would be about the channel-billed cuckoo. If one of these pterodactyl-like birds has a magpie’s nest in their sights, it’s game over.