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.
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> On 24 Mar 2017, at 2:08 pm, friarbird43 friarbird43 <>
> 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.