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Birds and totems

Yuin, Bunurong and Tasmanian man Bruce Pascoe shares his delight in encountering birds on Country. Bruce explains the significance of Umburra, or black duck, and his obligation to care for the species. Bruce explains that his brothers and sisters look after other animals, such as kangaroos, bream, wallabies, flathead and ...

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What have we got here: woodland birds

This three and a half minute snapshot explores the reasons for declining bird populations in the impacted woodlands of the southern Murray-Darling Basin. In contrast, the intact woodlands of the north-western Murray-Darling Basin have healthy populations of birds including the crested bellbird, Australian ringneck, varied ...

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Birds of Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island in the Pacific Ocean is home to some amazing plants and animals, including many different types of birds. Watch this clip to find out about the terns, Masked Boobys and flightless Lord Howe Island Woodhens that call this island home. Discover how people are involved in researching and protecting these important ...

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Embroidered picture of a huia, c1900

This is an embroidered picture of a female huia bird ('Heteralocha acutirostris') on a branch taking nectar from the flowers of a rata (a native New Zealand tree). The dark-coloured bird has white-tipped tail feathers, and light orange wattles at the base of its beak. The work has a stylised Mäori design around the edges ...

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An inland nursery for Australian birds

When floodwaters reach Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre in South Australia, many species of waterbirds, including pelicans and the rare Banded Stilt, arrive to breed and raise their young. See why Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre was declared a national park and find out what happens to the birdlife once the lake dries.

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Animal classification: assessment: teacher guide

Use this guide with 'Animal search: classification: assessment' (L9179). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines on the marking and interpretation of student input from that object's report. Read notes on the main anticipated levels ...

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'Genyornis newtoni'

This is a model skeleton of 'Genyornis newtoni', a 2-m high, omnivorous, flightless bird. It belonged to the megafauna group, large land animals that evolved millions of years after the dinosaurs and included mammals, birds and reptiles.

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Are you connected to the bush?

Are those of us living in cities and towns in danger of losing our connection to the natural environment? In suburban Adelaide, some individuals and groups think so. They're taking action to create habitats and attract wildlife back to the city. What effect might this have on the urban environment and the people who live in it?

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Lake Eyre bursts into life

Watch and be amazed at how Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre is transformed from a dry salt pan to a vast lake bursting with life. Find out what attracts thousands of pelicans to this region from thousands of kilometres away.