Night Parrot Presentation

Subject: Night Parrot Presentation
Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2013 13:50:36 +1000 (EST)
Hey Peter,
RE below. John was telling the story of the first time that he heard the Night 
Parrot call. And they could not work out what it was. One idea that came to him 
[and keep in mind that this is thinking that comes from sleep interupted] - 
'why is a Pied HE calling at night?'. The idea was [quickly?] dismissed in 
favour of a parrot. Systemically other parrot spp [that could be found in that 
habitat and perhaps call at night] were dismissed. 

Now I put the Pied honeyeater down to remind me. And perhaps to consider what 
qualities of sound might the calls have in common.

From: Peter Shute <>
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Subject: Night Parrot Presentation
Thank you very much for posting all that, Ken. I hope others who were there can 
add anything you've missed or correct anything you got wrong.
In particular, did Ken get the species mentioned below correct? The Morcombe 
app recording for Pied Honeyeater is four notes not two, and sounds monotone to 
me, not descending. Perhaps John was referring to the style of individual 
notes, rather than the whole call?
Peter Shute
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On 06/07/2013, at 9:22 AM, "" <> 
> Calling ? at night only ? [bird strictly nocturnal?] ? Immediately 
> identifiable as a parrot however some similarity with Pied Honeyeater? Female 
> had different call.

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