night parrot on brighton downs

To: Graeme Chapman <>
Subject: night parrot on brighton downs
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2016 07:02:04 +0000
How do you know it sounds like a Pied Honeyeater, Graeme? Don't those have a 
four note call? And not varying much in pitch? John Young said they have a two 
note call, the second being "about half an octave lower".

Peter Shute

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> On 15 May 2016, at 12:18 PM, Graeme Chapman 
> <> wrote:
> As more is discovered about the biology of Night Parrots I think it is likely 
> that they will eventually  be found much further afield in north-western 
> Queensland and perhaps even the east Pilbara of W.A. or anywhere above the 
> Fox/Dingo line.
> Lets us not forget the fairly acceptable records made some years ago south 
> west of Cloncurry which is not that much further north than these Diamantina 
> records and in similar country, and the roadkill north of Boulia, it was a 
> long way away.
> The point I am making is that most of these areas are private property and if 
> people armed with Night Parrot calls go wandering around up there away from 
> great risk, apart from being rude. This is remote country where summer 
> temperatures can exceed 50 degrees C. Break down, get bogged, take the wrong 
> road and get lost (been there, done that!) or even just get sick or hurt and 
> there may be nobody to help you. Only recently people died is this area by 
> misadventure.
> Make the sound available by all means. If you hear it you'll know anyway - it 
> sounds a bit like a Pied Honeyeater, but calling at night - but leave the 
> serious searching to the professionals.
> As Greg has said, stick to the main roads!
> Regards
> Graeme
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