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The Parapara Detectives

Parapara detectives cover.
L3 cover image oct2013.

by Fiona Terry

Two friends are puzzled when they find dead and injured fantails in a local reserve. The article follows their detective work as they try to find out what is causing the deaths of the small birds. Using information from a plant expert, the Internet, and the SPCA’s bird rescue centre, they learn how the parapara tree uses sticky glue to spread its seeds – and kill birds. 

Series: School Journal Level 3, October 2013

Learning area: English, Science

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 5

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: fantails, reserves, birds, plants SPCA rescue, seeds

In: School Journal Level 3, October 2013

Publication date: October 2013

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