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By Author: Dr Richard Major

High-energy drinks support larger parrot populations

Suburban landscapes provide more consistent floral nectar than native bushland and support a greater abundance of large nectar-feeding birds

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: Science, Date: 27 Nov 2014

Food for the birds – pop-up restaurants on the Kurnell Peninsula

A study of the food supply of an endangered bird population in NSW turned up a surprising but short-lived foraging site.

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: Science, Date: 29 Sep 2014

Urban real estate guide for empty nesters

A new survey of tree hollows and their occupants points to a competitive housing market for urban wildlife

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: Science, Date: 29 Aug 2014

Little hope of rescue for an endangered bird population in Sydney

An endangered population of White-fronted Chats now appears to be isolated from all others.

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: Science, Date: 29 Apr 2014

Frequent fires empty the honeypot

Honeyeater birds favour Blue Mountains heathlands with longer fire-free periods, but current fire frequencies tend to be much higher.

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: Science, Date: 10 Feb 2014

Solar-powered Ibis

Satellite transmitters will reveal the inner-city eateries and vacation escapes of Ibis birds.

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: Science, Date: 25 Nov 2013

Help us understand Sydney's Cockatoos

How can you help this world-first study being conducted by the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, the University of Sydney and us?

By: Dr Richard Major, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 22 Apr 2013

Mistaken identity?

Which is the greater threat to bird biodiversity: the introduced Common Myna or the Australian native Noisy Miner? 

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: Science, Date: 28 Jul 2011