This Mother’s Day, let’s celebrate the brave, multi-tasking mums of the Australian bird world

6 May 2022
Birds on a branch with a nest
The capacity of female birds to rear and protect their young is phenomenal. Shutterstock

In the human fascination with birds, it’s the flashy appearance and antics of males that get the most attention from researchers and the public.

From their colourful plumage to elaborate songs and courtship displays, male birds often steal the show. This has led to female birds routinely being overlooked by conservation planners.

Read the full story via The Conversation