What's on: Night Talk: Islands in the City - the White Fronted Chat
Documenting the decline and potential rescue of an endangered Sydney population of these distinctive birds.
- Event Type:
- Special event
- 30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014
- 06.30 PM to 07.45 PM
- Australian Museum, Entry via William St
- $30 ($20 Members)
About the talk
The White-fronted Chat, Epthianura albifrons, is a small honeyeater once widespread across Sydney but now restricted to two isolated patches of saltmarsh surrounded by urban and industrial development.
Be part of the Taronga Bird Festival by attending this Night Talk. Museum ecologist Richard Major describes recent research to document the decline of an endangered Sydney population of these distinctive birds. Using genetic techniques, Richard and his research partners set out to discover whether urbanisation is a barrier to the two populations and trialled cages in a last-ditch attempt to protect nests from predators.
About the speaker
Dr Richard Major is the Principal Research Scientist in Terrestrial Research at the Australian Museum. His research interests include the effects of urbanization on birds, the breeding ecology of birds, and threatened species conservation. His current projects inlcude conservation ecology of the white-fronted chat, Birds in Backyards, and historical changes in the birds of Sydney.
How to book
Book online below or contact our Members team on (02) 9320 6225 or via email.