Kakadu collaboration for the yellow chat

Date: 04, Jun, 2019
Author(s): Robin Leppitt  
Publisher: TSR Hub

The Alligator Rivers yellow chat is a small, bright yellow insectivorous bird of the Kakadu floodplains. This Endangered species is imperilled by habitat changes caused by altered fire regimes, buffalo and feral pigs, rising sea levels and the spread of weeds like prickly mimosa and introduced grasses. What has been happening to degrade these floodplains has been equally of concern to Traditional Owners as to yellow chat researchers. Charles Darwin University PhD candidate Robin Leppitt is celebrating the completion of field work, and has news to share.