Night Parrots of the past

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Subject: Night Parrots of the past
From: "Chris Lloyd" <>
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:28:40 +1000
While looking for something else I came across this article in the Sydney
Morning Herald in 26th January 1935. 


"But the cry of the powerful owl which the bushland knows as the screecher,
is the voice of a nightmare Its loud weird screeches break abruptly from the
dense timber often rising to an alarming ear splitting shriek. Far inland
the peculiar whistling call of the myrlumbing or night parrot startles the
camper and has caused many a drovers mob to break away in sudden panic."


Leaving aside the possible mis-identification of the Barking Owl, the
implication is that Night Parrots may have been more common once. or
mis-identified as well. 


Chris Lloyd

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