Balmy Birds: The effects of heatwaves on zebra finches

Sydney was battered with heat and humidity this week, and while us humans experience dehydration and exhaustion, heatwaves are having more surprising effects on our birdlife.

A new study by Macquarie University has found that hot weather significantly reduces sperm quality in zebra finches, threatening the future of the species.

The study’s co-author, Lori Hurley, joined Jess to discuss the next steps in preserving these beautiful, balmy birds.

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