In search of the Night Parrot

To: Peter Shute <>
Subject: In search of the Night Parrot
From: Anne Brophy <>
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:37:51 +0000
Dear Helen, Graeme and Peter,

Surely there is a log or database of sightings ranging from the confirmed to 
the mythological in regards to Night Parrots? John Young and others must have 
used something along these lines to initiate their searches. A search through 
the literature, museum records and that valuable commodity of searches past, 

Strikes me that now is the time to add the “heresay" and gossip to the debate 
and see what patterns emerge. This must have been done by someone… if not, in 
the age of social media, it is the time to start before its too late and the 
“sources" are not available any more to living memory!

Kind regards,

> On 19 Apr 2017, at 16:04, Peter Shute <> wrote:
> Is there a central repository of all these possible/probably Night Parrot 
> sightings? Given that a lot of them had until recently not much more 
> credibility than a thylacine sighting, I wonder if most of them were never 
> reported.
> Peter Shute
> Sent from my iPad
>> On 19 Apr 2017, at 2:07 pm, Graeme Chapman 
>> <> wrote:
>> Hello Helen,
>> Your information about a sighting at Ardmore Station is quite important, 
>> because that is not far from Devoncourt where there have also  been reports 
>> in the past.
>> The ranges SW of Cloncurry may well be another "hot spot" for Night Parrots, 
>> although a concerted search for them there some years ago was unsuccessful.
>> I know of two other "heresay" reports from that area, one of them a bird 
>> caught in a mist net.
>> Best wishes
>> Graeme Chapman
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