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Birds in Backyards is a research, education and conservation program focusing on the birds that live where people live. Get involved by becoming a member and taking part in our online surveys. Learn how you can create bird-friendly spaces in your garden and local community. Find out more about Australian birds and their habitats.

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A study by zoologists from Switzerland and the US shows praying mantises all over the globe include birds in their diet. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology has just published the results.

Read more at the Phys.Org website.

 

Managing free-roaming domestic cats is a complex problem with no easy solution, and it’s a challenge being faced by many individuals and organisations around Australia.That’s why Australia’s leading animal welfare organisation has brought together the curre

Male superb fairy-wrens change colour every year, from dull brown to bright blue. But being blue may be risky if you are a tiny bird that is easily spotted by predators.

Published today, our new study found that male fairy-wrens adjust their risk-taking behaviour after undergoing colour change, becoming more cautious while brightly coloured.

Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) are nature’s hotspots. They are the most important places left for life on Earth. While most people imagine iconic landscapes, KBAs don’t only occur in wide-open spaces — there are many KBAs near urban areas too. And with over 80 per cent of Australians living within just an hours' drive of a KBA, there is sure to be one on your doorstep.

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