The concerning figures are revealed in the world-first Threatened Bird Index, which combines over 400,000 surveys at more than 17,000 locations.
Australia’s cassowaries aren’t as rare as we thought but there’s still much to discover about these enigmatic rainforest birds.
Leila Jeffreys is a fine art photographer famous for her Australian bird portraits. Rather than capturing her motives in the outdoors she brings them into a photo studio environment and creates truly unique pictures of local birds. This gives her the ability to capture incredible detail and the results are pictures that bend the idea of where nature photography ends and fine art begins.
On this episode she talks about how she ended up in photography, what motivated her to focus on bird portraits and her most special photo shoot ever.
Here you can find out more about Leila´s work:
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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Science & Environment
Get involved with this year’s National Bird Week to support and celebrate our birds.
Delicate drawings of Australian bird eggs by the famous Scott Sisters.
A unique wildlife moment captured in the Cromarty wetlands of Queensland.
A sneak peek of some of the photographs that will be included in Leila Jeffreys’ upcoming exhibition High Society, which is dedicated to Australia’s native budgies.
Photographer Wendy Bernhardt was in the right place at the right time to capture this rare, white superb fairy-wren.
Photographer Keith Smith has come across many white kookaburras in the Blackbutt Forest Reserve in Shellharbour, NSW.
Noise pollution in urban environments is drowning out birdsong, making it ever harder for birds to communicate.