Australia’s rarest bird of prey disappearing at alarming rate

28 Feb 2023
The red goshawk
Researchers analysed 40 years of sightings by citizen scientists to uncover concerning population trends. Image: Chris McColl.

Australia’s rarest bird of prey - the red goshawk - is facing extinction, with Cape York Peninsula now the only place in Queensland known to support breeding populations.

PhD candidate Chris MacColl from The University of Queensland’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences led the research project that made the discovery and was shocked by the hawk’s dwindling numbers.

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