In Praise of the Purple Swamphen

It will never be Bird of the Year

Handsome fellow at Hasties Swamp, FNQ. © Bronwen Scott.

The Australian edition of the Guardian newspaper is running its annual Bird of the Year contest. In the 2021 version, the poll began with 50 species. Each day, the five birds that attract the lowest number of votes are taken out of the running. Several species have already dropped off the list, and the birds at the front of the flock are the ones most familiar to those in…

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Bronwen Scott

Bronwen Scott

Zoologist, writer, artist, museum fan, enjoying life in the tropical rainforest of Far North Queensland. She/her. Website: bronwenscott.com