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Regent Honeyeater and Orange-bellied Parrot Conservation

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The Regent Honeyeater is listed as critically endangered. Threats to this bird are loss of habitat, over-grazing, competition by larger aggressive honeyeaters, small population size as well as nest and egg predation. A variety of work is being done to help this species including maintaining and enhancing a captive population. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is contributing to this by highlighting and educating guests about the plight of this critically endangered bird.

The Orange-bellied Parrot is listed as critically endangered. Threats to this bird are a combination of habitat loss, noxious weeds, cat and fox predation as well as inbreeding due to small population size. Stakeholders are working with landholders in their winter breeding grounds in Victoria and South Australia, conserving breeding and nesting habitat in Tasmania and controlling predators in North West Tasmania and on King Island.

In particular, it is imperative that the captive breeding program is well developed and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is contributing to this by highlighting and educating guests about the plight of this critically endangered bird.

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The Regent Honeyeater was once known as the Warty-faced Honeyeater.

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Additional Facts

Historical records indicate that the Orange-bellied Parrot was once fairly abundant within its range, but it is now one of the rarest of Australian birds.

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