From mistletoebirds, to bush turkeys, to the festively plumaged eclectus parrot, Australian birds can more than hold their own when it comes to embracing the Christmas spirit.
When the Hume Highway was widened, hundreds of nest boxes were installed to replace habitat for three threatened species. Four years of monitoring has concluded the program is entirely unsuccessful.
A Night Parrot snapped in Western Australia confirms the mysterious species survives across Australia, but now the real conservation work begins.
Researchers are planning to monitor orange-bellied parrot nests all summer to make sure they raise chicks successfully.
For more than three decades an egg found in a remote Australian desert was thought to be from a rare nocturnal parrot. So what happened when scientists decided to double-check?
Perfectly adapted for European life, these bright green birds will soon become part of the scenery.