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N.J. Shaw (Author of Birds of South-Eastern Australia 2; The Ranges)

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Noisy Miner Bird - Eastern Australia

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By joining the biggest community of bird lovers in Australia, you can help us make a positive impact on the future of our native birdlife. The members of BirdLife Australia, along with our supporters and partners, have been powerful advocates for native birds and the conservation of their habitats since We are also the meeting ground for everyone with an interest in birds from the curious backyard observer to the dedicated research scientist. Although birds are usually quite easy to see, often they are more difficult to identify. You may have had the briefest glimpse or heard a snatch of its song, or perhaps it was a bird you have never seen before.

New research has found that habitat loss is a major concern for hundreds of Australian bird species, and south eastern Australia has been the worst affected. The Threatened Species Recovery Hub study, featuring University of Queensland scientists, found that half of all native bird species have each lost almost two-thirds of their natural habitat across Victoria, parts of South Australia and New South Wales. Lead researcher, Dr Jeremy Simmonds , said the team looked at both threatened and non-threatened birds, including common species. Dr Simmonds said the index provided a tool for conservation managers and planners to better understand how habitat loss affects all birds, and not just the endangered ones. This map shows the number of bird species affected by habitat loss in any region. Credit: Conservation Biology. Media: Dr Jeremy Simmonds, j.

Birds are warm-blooded vertebrates, they all have feathers, lay hard-shelled eggs and have strong, yet lightweight, bones. Around 10, species of bird inhabit the world, ranging from tiny hummingbirds up to huge ostriches. Australia is home to two of the largest flightless birds- the Emu and Southern Cassowary. Marvel at the Emu, Australia's tallest native bird, reaching about 1. Learn about where the Australian King-Parrot lays its eggs and where they get food in urban cities. Celebrate how long a Sulphur-crested Cockatoo can live in captivity up to 80 years!

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This article is one of a series providing information about endemism among birds in the world's various zoogeographic zones. For an overview of this subject see Endemism in birds. Family-level endemism is prominent in Australia. The Australasian biogeographic region has the highest number of endemic families of any zoogeographic region except the Neotropics , and many of these families are endemic to Australia itself — the country therefore stakes a strong claim to be the world's greatest hotspot of bird endemism. In addition to the families listed above, the following families are endemic to the Australasian region, with some of their species also found in New Guinea:.

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