Regent Honeyeaters’ eggs under attack

 Critically Endangered Regent Honeyeaters are being preyed on by an unlikely source. High-tech video surveillance cameras have revealed for the first time that some marsupials may be significant predators of the threatened honeyeaters’ eggs.

The video monitoring is being undertaken by PhD student, Gemma Taylor, from the Zoological Society of London.

“We’ve positioned remote video cameras near nests to learn more about their breeding, so you can imagine our disappointment when gliders started eating their eggs,” Ms Taylor said.

Read the full story on the BirdLife Australia website.

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