A critically endangered regent honeyeater, released as part of a captive breeding program, has travelled a record 350 kilometres in only three months, delighting conservationists. Birdlife Australia's Regent Honeyeater Recovery Coordinator said the bird's long-distance travel highlighted that zoo-bred birds can adapt and survive in the wild. The regent honeyeater is one of Australia's rarest birds, with fewer than 300 thought to remain in the wild. There is an ongoing breeding and release program involving Birdlife and other organisations to try to ensure the species' future. What do you think LiveTribers? Why has the critically endangered regent honeyeater made ‘record flight’?
Posted by on 09 Nov 2023