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Rare, eerie bird returns to Bendigo bushland

 

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It’s call has been likened to the wailing of children and screams for help – but the eerie night-time cry of the curlew has disappeared from the bush surrounding Bendigo.

The once common bush-stone curlew is now listed as endangered in Victoria. And Judy Crocker – who is spearheading local efforts to save the secretive bird – estimates there may be as few as two breeding pairs in the area.

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Microchips to save critically endangered microbats

 

r0_15_620_317_w1200_h678_fmaxA team of researchers from Bendigo is employing cutting-edge technology in a bid to save an enigmatic, yet little-known animal which breeds in just two caves in southern Australia.

The southern bent-wing bat is one of five Australian mammals listed as critically endangered, but La Trobe PhD researcher Emmi Scherlies said the reasons for its dramatic decline were a mystery.Screen Shot 2017-08-03 at 4.58.40 PM

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