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Big dry driving red-headed strangers south for a wetter life in our backyards

1509394543564It’s got a vivid red head and it’s more commonly spotted on the Queensland coast – but you may soon see this beautiful little bird in your Melbourne backyard.

That’s because the scarlet honeyeater appears to be heading to Victoria to seek refuge from drought in its usual habitat.

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An animal by any other name: Could changing this species’ name help save it from extinction?

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The greater stick nest rat has teetered on the brink of extinction – and no one but a few dedicated souls seems ready to save the furry little rodent.

Is it because of its name? Specifically, one word in its name? Rat?

That’s the question raised by the manager of an extraordinary zoological collection of both extinct and surviving species.

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The only barber shop in town: ‘Moree’s never seen anything like this’

Photo: Peter Rae

Photo: Peter Rae

Lloyd Munro jnr wipes clean the cut-throat razor and places a steaming towel around the neck of a grey-haired man wearing high-vis and cowboy boots.

“Moree’s never seen anything like this,” Mr Munro says.

In the same week as yet another of the town’s businesses held a closing sale, Mr Munro opened South Boyz Cutz.

Sydney Morning Herald

 

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