“The swift parrot, forty-spotted pardalote and orange-bellied parrot are all Australian native birds under threat from predatory sugar gliders.
“The swift parrot breeds in Tasmania during spring and summer, nesting in old trees with hollows.
“They migrate to south-eastern Australia during the cooler months, but many are not surviving long enough to make the journey.
“Logging in Tasmania has meant the tiny birds share their breeding habitat with sugar gliders.”
GR: Logging and consequent habitat loss have forced competition among bird species that is driving these three toward extinction. Money is needed to erect nest boxes on offshore islands so numbers can climb.