Manakin mania: the birds that dance with style
Have you ever heard of dancing manakins? No, not dancing mannequins. Manakins are small birds found in the forests of South America. They’re special because many …
Ants: Australia’s gift to us
If you asked a person to think of Australian wildlife, the animals that are likely to come to mind are marsupials like koalas and kangaroos. If …
Specimen collecting: is it justified?
In 2015, almost exactly a year ago, a researcher took the first ever photograph of a poorly-known species of bird, a male Moustached Kingfisher found in …
Welcome to the machine
I was standing at the window, looking out into the garden at my parent’s house. The late morning sun pooled into the room as I thought …