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Once found inland of the Great Dividing Range from Brisbane to Adelaide, the Regent Honeyeater (Xanthomyza Phrygia) is no longer found in South Australia. Its natural range has been reduced and is now confined to a stretch between north-east Victoria and south-east Queensland. Reduction in its natural habitat has been brought about largely through land clearing to allow for increased agricultural and residential development. A national captive breeding effort is underway and Zoos SA is preparing the artificial incubation and hand-rearing component of the husbandry manual because of the specialist expertise of the Adelaide Zoo Bird Department.

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