Renewed focus to save Castlemaine’s swift parrots - small birds that migrate across the Bass Strait for the winter

Adam Holmes
By Adam Holmes
Updated July 6 2018 - 1:34am, first published 12:50am
Castlemaine's swift parrot - or "swiftie" - is suffering from habitat loss in Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales, and breeding pairs number fewer than 1000.

THE Bass Strait is one of the world’s most treacherous waterways, but one small species of parrot migrates across it every year to take up residence in south-east Australia.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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