Discussions on the Night Parrot.....Birdforum

To: robert morris <>
Subject: Discussions on the Night Parrot.....Birdforum
From: David Stowe <>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:27:23 +1100
Hi Rob,

I heard about it some time ago but deliberately didn't rejoin as I knew i would 
just get myself into an argument :)

Having been at the presentation in Brisbane and seen the video and photos I had 
no doubts at all. Seeing the high res printed cover of Birdlife magazine 
doesn't change anything for me.
The DNA analysis was also positive. What more do people really want?
So what if a few feathers have been cloned? So what if the image has been 
flipped between publications?
Some people really do need to get a life.

I have no doubt that John Young doesn't care what they are saying - nor those 
close to him who have seen more.


On 11/10/2013, at 5:52 PM, robert morris <> wrote:

> All
> I attended John Young's presentation on Night Parrots in Brisbane which was 
> amazing to see. It seemed indisputable and I walked away having witnessed a 
> part of birding history. 
> However, I have just been alerted by UK birding friends to discussions taking 
> place on Birdforum in the UK where there are claiming parts of the photos are 
> cloned and they are casting huge doubts over the record. 
> Some of it can be found here: 
> but you have to join bird 
> forum to see the the entire thread with all the photo analysis. 
> Does anyone know anything about this? Is anyone following the thread and has 
> anyone else looked at this or commented on it?
> I'm not trying to caste aversions or dispute John's record but people should 
> be aware that the record is being questioned by other birding communities. It 
> would be great if someone could set them straight......
> Rob Morris 
> Brisbane, Australia 
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