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‘Matrix of threats’: the precarious plight of Tasmania’s swift parrots

More than six years after the world’s fastest parrot was listed as critically endangered, its habitat and numbers continue to dwindle

The critically endangered swift parrot has returned to Tasmania for another breeding season but, with logging threatening its habitat, the species faces an uncertain future.

The world’s fastest parrot is a colourful and secretive migratory bird that ranges across Australia’s south-east before returning to tree hollows in Tasmania’s old-growth forests to breed and raise its young.

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