Sci Art Walks
Sci Art Walks
Aug 20, 2020
The Secret Life of Mutton Birds
Play • 59 min

A talk by Dr Jennifer Lavers, wih music by Maggie Abraham
The small, brown, humble-looking mutton bird may not seem so exquisite upon first glance (or first sniff), but their modest appearance belies their incredible story. From throwing themselves off a cliff for their first flight and not returning to land for five years, to flying round-trip to Antarctica every few days to fish for their growing chicks, these birds are true Tasmanian superheroes. Walking along the Nut, with evidence of mutton birds everywhere around you, spare a moment to appreciate their splendour and to listen to the warning they have for all of us.
The suggested walking location for this episode is The Nut, Stanley, Tasmania.
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