Researchers have spotted 74 birds that have journeyed to Melaleuca for the summer, up from a count of 70 last season
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Record numbers of the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot have returned to Tasmania from mainland Australia for the breeding season.
The orange-bellied parrot, about the size of a budgerigar, spends winter on mainland Australia’s southern coast and makes the perilous journey to south-west Tasmania for summer.