With Richard Major - AMRI, Terrestrial Vertebrates
Thursday 30 October
In conjunction with the Taronga Bird Festival, the Australian Museum will present a lecture Islands in the city: safe haven or last stand? Conservation ecology of the White-fronted Chat’.
The White-fronted Chat, a small honeyeater which was once widespread across the Sydney region, is now restricted to two isolated patches of saltmarsh vegetation surrounded by urban and industrial development. Dr Richard Major, Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Museum, has tracked the decline of the endangered Sydney population. Discover how his research has uncovered the effects of urbanisation on the breeding success of the local population.