night parrot

To: Peter Shute <>
Subject: night parrot
From: Laurie Knight <>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:52:41 +0000
G’day Peter

There is a bit of that.

I think the significance of the Qld sightings and subsequent studies are:
1. They demonstrated that the NP is not extinct;
2. You can determine their presence via their nocturnal calls;
3. Their preferred habitat types; and
4. Their pattern of movements.

On the subject of their movements, I think the scale of their movements 
suggests that cat/fox proof fencing might be impractical.

Regards, Laurie.

On 25 Mar 2017, at 5:21 pm, Peter Shute <> wrote:

> It's not yet clear what part, if any, John's Qld birds played in the WA 
> discovery.
> 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
> Sent from my iPad
>> 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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