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200 dead birds found, ‘a mystery’ in Burra, Australia

Dead galahs found in Burra

PHOTO: Some of the galahs found dead in Burra. (Facebook: Ruth Norris)

About 200 galahs have been found dead in the South Australian town of Burra, prompting investigations by the state’s Department for Environment and Water and the local council.

Dead birds started turning up in the historic Mid North town last Wednesday, with numbers increasing to about 200 by Monday, according to Animal Rescue and Care co-ordinator Ruth Norris.

A Facebook post featuring some of the deceased creatures by Ms Norris has been shared more than 1,600 times.

She said the birds otherwise looked healthy and it was not obvious how they had died.

Courtesy of abc.net.au

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