Bird of the Week Challenge: 22nd August - threatened species

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Holly
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Bird of the Week Challenge: 22nd August - threatened species

Apologies for being a day late everyone! I was at an environmental education centre yesterday with a large group of primary students. They are doing a project on Glossy Black-Cockatoos and I was taking them for some bird surveys.

The first 2 survey sessions were very quiet, but wouldn't you know it, for group 3,  just as we were talking about how the Glossy Black's had not shown up for a couple of weeks - in came a pair that sat perfectly in a tree for the kids to have a great look at them! We were able to walk up a bush track and basically be at eye level with them! What an experience!!!!

 

So lets see photos of birds that are classified as Threatened/Vulnerable/Endangered etc either by the state or federally.

 

(despite how close we were, all I got was a blurry blob when I tried to get a photo with my phone)

robwill
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A Gang Gang in the back yard. Vulnerable in NSW.

Gang gang. by robert, on Flickr

Rob. 

EMH
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Glossy Black-Cockatoo at Blackdown Tableland, QLD. Taken last week (August 2016). There was a group of them feasting on the she-oaks in our campsite. (my first posting here. I assume only one photo allowed?)

dwatsonbb
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Hi EMH, welcome, love that photo. Usually for challenges, only on at a time, wait for some else to post and then go again. You can always post a few in best photos. Remember it is not a competition, just post what you think is your best or even some not so good ones. We just like to see others pics. Look forward to seeing more.

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

timrp
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Masked Owl - Listed as Vulnerable in NSW, they are threatened in a few other states as well. 

ungb
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The Cape Barren Goose is listed as vulnerable in both NSW and VIC.

Devster
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The Beach Stone-curlew is listed as Vulnerable in Queensland

Rick N
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Hooded Plover looking a bit dodgy.

Love that Curlew Devster.

Snail
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The critically endangered Regent Honeyeater. These photos are of a wild bird at Lake Cathie, NSW.

LM

robwill
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Awesome find snail. I'm heading out to Chiltern to see if I can find one of these birds.

Rob. 

rawshorty
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Nice ones, Snail. Last time i was at Port i did not find any and when i got home the reports started to come in of the LC bird :(

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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rawshorty
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Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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Woko
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Wonderful photos & deeply concerning, isn't it?

Rick N
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Mallee Emu Wren are certainly endangered and not helped at all by the Victorian National Park burn off regulations.

rawshorty
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Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawshorty/ 

Reflex
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Snail wrote:

The critically endangered Regent Honeyeater. These photos are of a wild bird at Lake Cathie, NSW.

Wow! These are great shots. I noticed these are now considered to be "Critically endangered". 

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
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Well it's Sunday and the new challenge will start soon so another from me.

Endangered.

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Shorty......Canon gear

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Woko
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With the environment receiving such a low priority from authorities at all levels one could be forgiven for thinking that all Australian bird species are endangered. Just because a species is seemingly abundant doesn't guarantee that extinction isn't just around the corner for it.

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