Monday, 3 October 2011

Road Kill

While driving back from a banding trip at Charcoal Tank yesterday there were a few very heavy showers of rain. This attracted lots of birds to come down and drink from puddles on the tarmac. These were mostly parrots; galahs, eastern rosellas, crimson rosellas, and superb parrots. Unfortunately many were killed by passing vehicles. This handsome male superb parrot was one of the victims. This is a species listed as vulnerable - if only the general public showed some more care and genuine concern for wildlife they could easily have avoided killing all these birds. I avoided them easily.

How many more were killed that day elsewhere, how many are killed each year?

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