Nov. 17, 2020

The Plains Wanderer and the climate crisis

The Plains Wanderer and the climate crisis

The climate crisis is worsening the challenges facing the Plains Wanderer (pictured),

This small, wonderfully camouflaged bird lives among the grass on the plains of eastern Australia, but because of many things, among them, climate change is very nearly extinct.

It's argued that this fascinating bird, which is unique to Australia, has had its population cut to about just 1000.

Deniliquin's Philip Maher, who has successfully answered more the ABC's "Tweet of the Week" competitions than anyone has a particularly sound knowledge of the bird and the impact of the climate crisis on its survival.

Philip, who with his partner Patricia maintains the website Australian Orthinological Services, will be the subject of a later episode on Climate Conversations.

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