Gouldian finches perhaps on path to recovery
"The Gouldian Finch is listed as endangered, but researchers believe it could be on the path to recovery.
"Birdwatchers have reported the highest number of sightings in years in various places in the Northern Territory.
"Researchers, including Colleen O'Malley from the Threatened Species Network, believe better fire management may explain the increase in numbers.
"'And we're talking birds in the vicinity of 200 to 400 in a flock, which is a really exciting thing that sort of harks back to the days when there were flocks of thousands of birds,' she said."
ABC Asia Pacific
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