Reintroduced marsupials may pose new threat to ground-dwelling birds

24 Oct 2017
Nest predators: boodies, a type of bettong, Image: John Lawson

Native marsupials reintroduced in south-western Australia are a threat to ground-dwelling birds, a University of Queensland study has found.

Researcher Graham Fulton said ground-nesting and ground-dwelling birds had generally declined at a greater rate than other Australian bird groups, with the loss of eggs believed to be an important factor.

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