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Ornithogenic Fire: Raptors as Propagators of Fire in the Australian Savanna

Ornithogenic Fire: Raptors as Propagators of Fire in the Australian Savanna

There is compelling evidence that at least two raptor species – the Brown Falcon and the Black Kite – act as propagators of fire within the Australian savanna woodlands and perhaps in other similar biomes elsewhere

Birds of the Week: Raptors of the Barkly Stock Route

Birds of the Week: Raptors of the Barkly Stock Route

If you like Australian raptors and a big sky there is no better place to get both at the same time than the Barkly Tablelands in the heartland of the Northern Territory.

Bird of the week – Peregrine Falcon

Bird of the week – Peregrine Falcon

A female Peregrine Falcon - powerful legs, cere and eye-ring all a bright yellow, the back a dark and shining slate grey in the bright sun and the black executioner's hood that encases the head from which black eyes gleam. Below, the chest a glowing bleached white, the belly barred brown over cream.