On the subject of Paradise Parrots, I flew to Sydney this morning, and when
I checked in, happened to mention to the lady at the check-in counter that I
was a birdwatcher. She told me that she grew up on the property where the
famous black-and white photo of the last recorded Paradise parrot (the one
in the Reader's Digest Book) was taken, by the owner of the neighbouring
property.. She tressed the major changes to the habitat, not only from
grazing stock, but also from the widespread use of termite mounds for roads,
tennis courts, patios etc. For what it's worth, she was convinced the bird
was gone long ago.
Associate Professor John M. Penhallurick<>
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