Critically endangered honeyeater population discovered

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Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have found a new breeding population of the critically endangered regent honeyeater.

The regent honeyeater used to be one of the most abundant birds in south-eastern Australia but there are now fewer than 400 in the wild.

Lead researcher Dr Laura Rayner said it was exciting to find more than 20 previously unrecorded birds in the chronically under-surveyed New England Tablelands bioregion in New South Wales.

Read the full story at the ANU website.

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