Night Parrot

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Subject: Night Parrot
From: "Greg Roberts" <>
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2013 11:38:03 +1000


I would not hold my breath waiting for the calls to appear on xenocanto.


The big question now is what steps are being taken to ensure to protection
of the area where the parrot was reported from. John Young says it has been
"secured" but by who? Have state authorities been alerted and if not, will
they be? Presumably, this discovery affords a unique opportunity to
implement steps to protect and manage a substantial reserve.


The bird was reportedly seen and photographed in the vicinity of the
Diamantina National Park in south-west Queensland. Was it in the national


Hopefully some of these questions will be answered at John's announcement on
Wednesday in Brisbane.


Greg Roberts





Phil & Sue Gregory < >


Mon, 1 Jul 2013 09:33:01 +1000

Well said Greg, I agree entirely, it does not detract from the current great

find and we know he is a great bushman, but be aware of some puzzling past 
events. I look forward to seeing the calls up on xenocanto so the rest of us

can have a go at locating it, the call is the key.......
Phil Gregory



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