Night parrot question

Subject: Night parrot question
From: Alan Stuart <>
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2013 17:19:03 +1000
The article in The Weekend Australian stated that there were only 250 night
parrots in existence. How did somebody come up with that figure? Surely
there is no way to make any estimate of the population currently. One hopes
that this exciting discovery will lead to better knowledge about night
parrots and eventually to get to a reasonable idea of how many of them
exist. There might be one at the base of every second spinifex bush, for
all we know (although none have ever been within any spinifex bushes that
I've ever checked!)

Alan Stuart

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