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Crimson Rosella on White Cedar
Don pointed out a group of Crimson rosellas feeding on the fruits of a white cedar tree. It is well...
Dr Rob Zammit’s New Book
Over the years, Burke’s Backyard veterinary consultant, Dr Rob Zammit, has been asked hundreds of questions about dogs. The good...
Don advised against feeding meat-eating birds such as kookaburras, currawongs and butcherbirds. They include small birds in their diets, so...
The Beautiful Firetail finch (Emblema bella) has an olive back, finely-barred underparts and a bright red rump. The males are...
John Dengate met Jodi Rowley, from the Australian Museum, at Long Reef Golf Course. There they found a bombardier beetle...
Agility for Dogs
There are over 3 million pet dogs in Australia, with around 38% of households keeping a dog. However, backyards are...
Baby Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
In our segment Don showed a baby Red-tailed Black Cockatoo that had been bred in captivity. It was a curious...
Ball Loving Pigeon
Morrie McGowan wrote to Burke’s Backyard to tell us about his Roller pigeon hybrid, Rolly. Rolly is strangely attracted to...
Baby Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo – Update
Three weeks ago Don showed a baby Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo that he’d bred. The tiny chick, which was living in a...
Black-bellied Swamp Snake
John Dengate picked up a black-bellied swamp snake. These snakes are not highly venomous, but they do bite and victims...
Don believes that the original concept of conservation was wrong, because the world is changing. There is really no part...
Name: AIBO (Artificial Intelligence Robot) Cost: $3000 plus accessories Longevity: 10+ years Maintenance: medium (charging and ‘training’ required) Recommended for:...