'Heading towards extinction': ANU swift parrot genetic study predicts population fewer than 300

Adam Holmes
By Adam Holmes
Updated March 23 2021 - 12:38pm, first published December 2 2020 - 8:00am
Swift parrot chicks, found as part of the Australian National University study. Picture: Dr Dejan Stojanovic

A study of swift parrot genetics combined with research on sugar gliding predation and habitat limitation has found their population could be fewer than 300, with urgent conservation efforts encouraged.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010