The Forgotten Song: Saving the Regent Honeyeater
Coral Vass, Jess Racklyeft
The song of the regent honeyeater has been heard in the bush for many generations – but could it soon be lost forever?
Regent’s father had learnt the song from his father, who learnt it from his father too. But with Regent’s species now facing extinction, there is no one around to teach him. Regent tries to mimic the sounds of different birds but without success.
Will Regent learn his mating call before it’s too late? Or will his ancient song be forgotten forever?
Introduces readers to the concept of how and why a species can become endangered, and shows how conservation work is providing hope for Regent Honeyeaters, and helping them learn their song.
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Coral Vass, Jess Recklyeft
Coral Vass is an award-winning children’s author of Sorry Day (National Library of Australia Publishing). Jess Racklyeft won Picture Book of the Year in 2022 CBCA Awards for Iceberg (Allen & Unwin)
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