Birds of prey to fly again after feathers melted by bushfires are repaired | ABC News

A wildlife clinic in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales is adopting an ancient technique of feather transplant to help birds of prey which were badly burned during the recent bushfires.

Eight eagles, owls and tawny frogmouths remain in care at the Higher Ground Raptor Clinic in Fitzroy Falls.

The birds would normally need to wait months for their feathers to grow back.

But wildlife carer Peggy McDonald said they could also undergo a transplant, through a process known as imping.

Caitlin Dugan reports.

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