night parrot

To: friarbird43 friarbird43 <>
Subject: night parrot
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:21:59 +0000
It's not yet clear what part, if any, John's Qld birds played in the WA 

They've said they didn't use playback, and that the birds sounded very 
different. But it's tempting to see it as more than coincidence, following so 
closely after John's discovery, and just a few weeks after the release of the 
call. For all I know, this is the end result of decades of attempts by this 
team, and it's just coincidence.

Perhaps we could draw comparisons with the "Bannister effect" - the previously 
impossible four minute mile was suddenly being broken regularly once he'd shown 
it could be done.

Peter Shute

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> On 24 Mar 2017, at 2:08 pm, friarbird43 friarbird43 <> 
> wrote:
> Hi
> With all respect to John Young and his efforts in Queensland finding
> Night Parrots, the recent discovery in Western Australia was not his. So
> the credit is deserved by Adrian Boyle, Nigel Jackett, George Swann and
> Bruce Greatwich, who discovered the parrot in WA.
> cheers
> Ken

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