Regent Honey eater – endangered Bird species

The Regent Honeyeater (Anthochaera phrygia) is a critically endangered bird endemic to South Eastern Australia.Habitat loss and non native predatory animals  (such as cats, rats…)are the main reason for the decline  It is commonly considered a flagship species within its range, with the efforts going into its conservation having positive effects on many other species that share its habitat. Recent genetic research suggests it is closely related to the wattlebirds.

Photo by Craig Jeffery.

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