Studying the Palm Cockatoo
Presenter: Christina Zdenek
Christina Zdenek is a wildlife biologist who spent 2 years studying the iconic Palm Cockatoo on Cape York Peninsula in northern Australia. Her work centered around helping to develop a non-invasive technique of identifying individual parrots, so that the population can be more accurately tracked for future conservation efforts.
Palm Cockatoos rank as one of the largest in the parrot world. Native to New Guinea and the Cape York Peninsula of northern Australia, the Palm Cockatoo is truly a spectacular icon that encapsulates all that is wild and worth protecting. And yet it is only recently - thanks in large part to the research Christina and other field biologists like her have collected - have we begun to learn about their wild ways.
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