Fires wipe out threatened native birds

Extreme fires that surged through South Australia and Victoria last month killed entire populations of threatened native birds.

After ten years of extensive efforts to boost numbers of the Black-eared Miner bird, one of two small populations in Victoria was entirely burnt.

The two conservation parks for the endangered Mallee Emu-wren were also engulfed.

Ecologists are calling for urgent action to prevent the extinction of both birds.

Read more at University of Adelaide