Night Parrots of the past

To: 'Lawrie Conole' <>, "" <>
Subject: Night Parrots of the past
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:39:21 +1000
Maybe, but I'm not sure I'd describe a BSK call as a "peculiar whistling call".

Perhaps what caused cattle to stampede was not the nature of the call, but the 
fact that the birds, whatever they were, could flush from right under the 
cattle's feet.

Peter Shute

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> Lawrie Conole
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> > Yes, it is interesting. The sort of call that might cause a mob of 
> > cattle to panic would be somewhat different to the sort of 
> call that 
> > John Young reportedly recorded.
> If you allow for some hyperbole (ie. the call might stampede 
> a flighty correspondent but be largely ignored by ruminating 
> cattle), I'd be nearly prepared to put money on it being a 
> Bush Stone-curlew call being described there.  Surely the NP 
> call isn't a million miles from a GP call from what has been 
> suggested so far.

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