The bird that came back from the dead

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Subject: The bird that came back from the dead
From: "David McDonald (personal)" <>
Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2019 05:58:26 +0000
The current program in my favourite podcast, Off Track, is called 'The Chase 2 - Back from the dead' - find it on the ABC Listen App or here:

Saturday 9 February 2019 5:30AM
It was supposed to be extinct and so it became a legend among birdwatchers in Australia: a dumpy, green parrot that lived in the desert and came out at night. The last bird seen alive was then promptly shot dead in 1912.

Over 90 years later, a decapitated night parrot was found beside a fence in outback Australia, and the hunt was on. Ornithologists descended onto the arid laneways and plains from Queensland to Western Australia – but it took another seven years for a single photograph of a live bird to be taken.

Incredibly, a population of night parrots had survived.

Their exact known locations are still kept secret and the search continues elsewhere, with acoustic listening devices being used to overhear the ghostly parrot's secrets.

Dr Ann Jones joins the hunt for the legendary Night Parrot.

Highly recommended - David

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