King Island brown thornbill was ranked the Australian bird most likely to go extinct within 20 years

Researchers say they have discovered one of Australia’s most endangered birds in forest in Tasmania, outside its previously known habitat.

Scientists from the Australian National University say the find is a rare piece of positive news for the King Island brown thornbill, which was last year ranked as the Australian bird most likely to go extinct within 20 years if nothing was done to secure its survival.

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